The "bikinigate" continues to make waves.
And this time, it is a star of the song who gets involved.
Pink, the pop singer (more than 100 million albums sold worldwide) and committed feminist, has let it be known that she is ready to pay the fine of 1,500 euros recently imposed on the Norwegian beach team. handball, who refused to wear the regulatory bikini in the discipline for women.
The pop star explained her engagement on social media on Sunday: "I am very proud of the Norwegian women's beach handball team who protested against the very sexist rules on their outfit," the American wrote on her twitter account.
The European handball federation should be fined for sexism.
I will be happy to pay your fine for you.
Continue like that.
I'm VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”.
The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM.
Good there, ladies.
I'll be happy to pay your fines for you.
Keep it up.
- P! Nk (@Pink) July 25, 2021
The scene dates back to the last Euro played in Bulgaria. For having preferred to play in shorts rather than in a bikini against Spain, the Norwegian team had been financially sanctioned by the European Handball Federation, which caused an uproar. The Scandinavian players were immediately supported by various personalities from their country, as well as by Australian, Danish and French players.
Active in the music business for over twenty years, Pink is also a woman of convictions, and not just when it comes to gender issues. In 2006, author Try and Just Give Me a Reason became involved in the anti-Iraq war movement. At the end of 2019, she offered nearly 200,000 euros to the Australian Red Cross to support the fire disaster relief plan. She is also an ambassador for Unicef and an activist at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In March 2020, strongly shaken, like her three-year-old son, by the Covid-19, Pink gave a million dollars to the American emergency services.