Pink's Daughter Willow Rides a Motorbike: Is That Even Safe?

Photos of the toddler riding with her dad have the singer on the defensive

Pink has a message for people who criticize her parenting: So what?

The feisty pop star and mom to 2-year-old daughter Willow blasted critics yesterday after her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, Instagrammed photos of him taking the toddler for her first motorbike ride. In one photo, she is riding in front and in the other backward with her arms around his neck. She wears noise-protection earphones but not a helmet.

After comments questioning the safety of a child on a motorbike started coming in, Pink took to Twitter to defend the decision. "If any of u have more experience on a bike than my husband, then I will listen to your opinions on how he should take my daughter for a ride," she tweeted to her more than 20 million followers. "I can't promise I will care, but I will listen none the less." Apparently, no one had the proper cred. To the follower who said she didn’t like the idea of a child so young on a bike, the singer shot back, ”Then I don’t recommend it for your child.” When another suggested just going for walk instead, Pink retorted sarcastically: “that sounds super fun.”

According to the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, off-road motorcyclists usually travel at lower speeds but face irregular terrain, putting kid riders at serious risk of injury. Most injuries occur during a jump or a collision with another vehicle; we’re presuming neither happened during this ride.

Hart was clearly psyched to share his passion with his daughter, writing in the caption: “Been waiting for this day for a very long time. Willz went for her 1st ride on my motorcycle around the pits today. She was pumped the whole time. When we stopped, she gave me a big hug and said it was fun, thank you Papa. That's my girl.” Many BMX fans chimed in saying they had their kids on bikes, or even riding their own, at this age as well. We’re just thinking a helmet might be a good idea next time.

Pink ended her tirade with this hilarious last word: “M'kay I'm gonna go now. Gotta figure out what wills is wearing tomorrow for her MANIACAL MOTO MANIA!!!!!! Gotta pack veggies too! Organic!”

 

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