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Pink proves once again that she really doesn't have time for body bullies.

Image: Twitter.

Get the message already, keyboard warriors: Pink does not have time for your body-bullying shit.

Last month, the chart-topping pop star, mother and generally great woman posted some photos from a cancer benefit she attended in honour of a close friend.  Not content to simply keep scrolling and keep their opinions to themselves, a group of Twitter followers decided it was their civil responsibility to point out she’d gained weight, or in their charming words, become “fat”.

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Pink — whose off-stage name is Alecia Moore — posted this very dignified response on social media:

We hoped that would spell the end of Pink's body bullies; that they would slink back to the dark, sad cave from whence they came with their tails between their legs.

Alas, we're talking about the internet here, so that was probably too optimistic.

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However, Pink — who appears to be rocking a bowl cut these days, as you'll see below — isn't one to stand down in a hurry. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight she's reiterated her anti-bullying stance, explaining that while she might seem tough, she's not immune to cruel words. (Post continues after gallery.)

"I don't take well to bullying. I never have. I'm not a person that will be bullied. I'm not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied," she said.

"I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no shit and I'm tough, tougher than nails, but I'm a human being."

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She makes a valid point there. If there's one thing we've learned this year, it's that a lot of people on the internet seem to forget famous women are still real people who have real feelings and insecurities.

Pink, and her daughter Willow, in the photo that prompted her response to body shamers.

Just this year Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Clarkson, Chrissie Swan and Isabelle Cornish have all spoken about the cruel body jibes that are relentlessly thrown at them, simply because they're women, with bodies, in the public eye. Even women who aren't particularly famous are regularly targeted by body-bullying keyboard warriors — just ask any female journalist or activist.

So often, we're told the best response to bullying is to simply ignore it; or, in Twitter speak, to block, delete and forget. In many instances, this is a useful approach.

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However, Pink decided to address her critics directly — not to justify her body, but to remind them that, actually, their thoughts on her appearance are totally meaningless.

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The Hart family: too busy making awesome Halloween costumes to care about your cruel comments.

"They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don't know where or why they're giving themselves so much credit, you know? So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don't care," she tells Entertainment Tonight.

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"My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that and we're doing all right in the Hart household."

BOOOOOM. Can we please get that on a T-shirt?

Have you ever been body shamed? How did you respond?

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