Pink Just Responded To The Controversy About Celebrities Getting Tested For Coronavirus Before Everyone Else
"Tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that, if they could get their hands on a test, wouldn't take it."
Both Pink and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, became seriously ill last month, and the singer told Ellen it was "the scariest thing [she's] ever, ever been through in [her] whole life." So when she had a chance to get a coronavirus test, she jumped at it.
"We were able to get a test. And, um, I took that chance," she said. "And I tested myself. We could get one test, so I tested myself. It came back a week later positive. And I knew it...I knew that that's what it was gonna say."
Pink went on to address the double standard at play, as she was able to get a test when some of her non-famous friends couldn't:
You know, I've talked to so many people who can't get tested. Friends that are like, "Yeah, I think we were sick in February." Like, "Oh, I think we had that." I don't know. I think testing is really, really important.
"It's very controversial to people that I was able to get my hands on a test," Pink said. "I would say two things to that."
"I would say you should be angry that I can get a test and you can't."
"But being angry at me is not gonna help anything. It's not gonna solve the issue of the fact that you can't get your hands on a test. You should be angry about that, and we should work together to try and change that."
And Pink had another message for anyone who would criticize her for getting a test.
"Number two, tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that, if they could get their hands on a test, wouldn't take it. And if they say that, I'm calling bullshit."
She then called out our health care system and government for "not being prepared" for this crisis:
So, yes. The health care system is jacked. Government is, in a way, failing us by not being prepared. But this is where we're at.