Pink’s “F*ckin’ Perfect” New Music Video

Talk about a 180 degree turn. In her last video, Pink was raising her glass and having all sorts of fun. For her new music video, the mother-to-be has taken a more serious turn. At times, it’s so dark and real, it’s difficult to watch. “F*ckin’ Perfect“, masterfully directed by David Meyer, follows the story of an abuse-filled life. Meyers is also the man behind Katy Perry’s “Firework” video.

Tina Majorino, of “Waterworld” and “Napoleon Dynamite” fame plays the central character in the music video. In her troubled life, she suffers from low self-esteem, is bullied by classmates, attempts suicide and deals with other internal demons. Before the video was released, I felt “F*ckin’ Perfect” was another self-empowerment, believe-in-your self anthem from Pink. Now that the video is completed, I have a more somber perspective on the track.

Knowing the video would probably cause controversy, Pink issued a statement on her website detailing her thought process behind the video’s concept. Her main objective was to create conversation and shed light on problems affecting today’s youth. Read Pink’s message in its entirety after the embedded music video below.

PINK’S “F*CKIN’ PERFECT” MUSIC VIDEO

Before the release of the music video, “F*ckin Perfect” peaked at #24 on the Mediabase Airplay Chart and #30 on Billboard’s Hot 100. With the buzz circulating around this clip, I’m sure the track will receive a second wind and climb higher on the charts.

A Personal Note From P!nk:
I’m sure my newest video for “F**kin’ Perfect” will be much like some of my other videos, which basically means I expect it will ruffle some feathers.

My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. I want art to make me think.

In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.

That is my intention.

You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.

Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. (the problem being; alienation and depression. the symptoms; cutting and suicide). I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally. A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab.

Its a problem, and its something we should talk about.

We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won’t make it go away.

I don’t support or encourage suicide or cutting.

I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can’t see another way.. I want them to know I’m aware. I have been there. I see them.
Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.

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  • Mary

    I think pink is amazing! I love the song and it really hits home for me. When I first heard it… I was moved to tears and not to sound cliche…but I felt like she was talking directly to me. This is even before I saw the video. The video is just as moving and inspiring and I really appreciate the message she is sending out. I love her for that! Keep it coming Pink…you rock!

  • Mama C

    as a mom of a new baby girl this totally hit home. i will be singing this to her as I hold her at night….swears and all.

  • Darren

    Homorazzi, im tired of you guys always making me want to cry by posting videos like this! lol LOVE this song

  • Katie

    This video isn’t hard to watch because it’s graphic…it’s hard to watch because it’s true. There are so many young girls out there trying to live up to the expectations society throws at us. Skinny, tan, perfect hair, perfect everything.
    While I’m not a mother, yet, myself, I am an aunt to a 2 month old baby girl, and she is the sweetest thing in my life right now. As I watched this video I thought of her, because if the world expects perfection of young girls now, what will it be like in another 16 years for my sweet Ayla?
    Pink, you inspire so many people including me with your powerful messages and moving videos. While Lindsay Lohan is out there showing the world how messed up celebs can be and still be “famous”, your place in the world is to help keep us in balance, and we need more celebs out there like you willing to stand up and make a difference