Pink has finished off the New Zealand leg of her Beautiful Trauma world tour, but while the popular singer described the tour as a “heavenly trip”, it seems she wasn’t exactly impressed with one of Auckland’s bars.
Posting to Twitter at 4am on Tuesday morning, the 39-year-old vented her frustration at small Auckland bar Deadshot.
“Man I’ve been to some cool bars around the world, and Dead shot on Ponsonby road is not one of them,” she wrote to her 31 million Twitter followers.
Man I’ve been to some cool bars around the world, and Dead shot on Ponsonby road is not one of them. ????
— P!nk (@Pink) September 11, 2018
According to stuff.co.nz, Pink’s crew had planned to organise an after party at the speakeasy bar for Tuesday night, but the intimate bar didn’t have enough space to accommodate Pink and her entourage.
“We actually didn’t see Pink at all, but we would have loved to have her in,” Deadshot’s bar manager Heather Garland told stuff.co.nz, adding that it has been tough for the small business to receive so much attention.
“We did have some of her crew come in a couple nights this week. They were lovely and we had a great time with them,” she added.
“Unfortunately as we are a very small seated service cocktail bar we just didn’t have enough space for the 30 people who showed up for an after party. We usually only take groups of six or less.”
But although the bar’s staff suggested alternative bars and venues for the crew to host their after party, Pink and her crew reportedly showed up and had to be turned away.
Fans have responded to Pink’s tweet, with some accusing the mum-of-two of ‘bullying’ the small business.
Shame on you, doing a disservice to are small business that you didn’t even visit.
For goodness sakes if the bar is full and can’t accommodate more people I don’t care who you are. Go find another venue like any sensible adult. I thought Pink had some good values. Humility maybe not top of the list.
— Jamie Michael Evans (@jamie_surfer81) September 11, 2018
Wow, that saddens me. That you would effectively bully a small business just because they couldn’t accomodate the size of your group. Not Cool girl, not cool.
— DeePlus (@deeplus) September 11, 2018
I’ve been to this bar plenty of times and they have been incredible, it’s a bit unfair to call them out on Twitter for not being able to accomodate you.. you could ruin someone’s small business for that ????????
— Jesse Evenblij (@JustJesseNZ) September 12, 2018
Pink’s husband, Carey Hart even weighed in on the backlash.
“Were you there or just reading the story?” he asked a fan.
A bit sad that this bar went above and beyond to assist in finding another venue after telling the organizers they couldn’t fit that many into their venue and now they are being shamed because they had to turn them away, after being honest about things. https://t.co/NCIdgOFiVf
— Jayne Marshall (@Jayne__Marshall) September 11, 2018
Were you there or just reading the story?
— Carey Hart (@hartluck) September 11, 2018
What do you think? Was Pink in the wrong in this situation?