YouTuber Piper Rockelle speaks out after singer Pink called the teen’s parents for ‘exploiting’ her for fame.
How many kids like Piper Rockelle are exploited by their parents? And at what point do the rest of us say…”this is not okay for a 13-year-old to pose in a bikini while her MOM takes the picture?!?!”‘ tweeted the 42-year-old singer on Sunday.
But Piper, who recently celebrated her 14th birthday and has more than eight million subscribers on YouTube, insists her mother isn’t forcing her, just encouraging her to follow her dreams.
‘This is not okay’: Pink called the parents of 14-year-old YouTuber Piper Rockelle on Twitter on Sunday (photo 2019)
“The first thing I want everyone to know is that my mom won’t let me do anything. On the contrary, I’m a kid who had a dream and my mom is amazing enough to help me make it come true,” the YouTuber said. TMZ.
“I don’t think P!nk has ever seen any of my YouTube videos because if she did, she’d see it’s just my friends and I having fun and behaving ourselves. The content we create is the kind of thing that anyone can watch.”
“I know there are children who are being abused and that’s a real problem, but I’m not one of them,” she said.
Speak with Today, Piper pointed out that Pink was also 14 when she joined the all-female group Basic Instinct.
On Instagram: Rockelle has over four million followers on her Instagram account, which is run by her family
“Why was it okay for her to follow her dreams, but not for me to follow mine?” she said.
Tiffany Rockelle, Piper’s mother, said she simply supported her daughter’s aspirations.
“Ever since Piper was a kid, she has had a strong love for performing and she’s always had a dream,” Tiffany told Today.
‘I’m a kid that had a dream’: Piper, who recently celebrated her 14th birthday and has over eight million subscribers on YouTube, insists her mother won’t let her do anything and only encourages her to follow her dreams
“As long as Piper wants to do this and it’s her passion, I’m here for her to follow that dream and protect her.”
Piper, who describes herself as “a girl living my dream in Hollywood” on her YouTube channel, posts videos of herself doing “boyfriend challenges, crush challenges, 24, challenges” and more.
Her most recent video, We Became Lifeguards For A Day!!, was viewed 1.3 million times within a day of posting.
She has over four million followers on the Instagram account, which is run by her family.
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The tweet comes just days after Pink’s father, Vietnam veteran Jim Moore, died after a battle with prostate cancer.
The singer posted a tribute to her father last week before removing it, leaving fans wondering what was wrong.
She later re-uploaded the post the next day with two adorable throwbacks of herself and her dad with the caption, “Til forever.”
Heartbreaking: Pink mourns the loss of her father, Vietnam veteran Jim Moore
‘Til forever’: the singer posted pictures of herself with her father as she paid tribute to him on Instagram