PIPER Rockelle started making headlines after American singer and songwriter Pink voiced her concerns about the young star’s posts on social media.
Earlier this month, the Grammy winning mom of two became concerned as it appeared the 14-year-old social media influencer was being “exploited” by her parents.
Who is YouTuber Piper Rockelle?
Born August 21, 2007, Piper Rockelle is a YouTuber and social media influencer.
With over 8 million subscribers on YouTube, Rockelle is known to post prank videos along with trending social media challenges with her friends.
“Along with all this, my videos are great for boys and girls of all ages, even adults! I hope I am able to make you laugh or cheer up if you’re having a bad day,” her YouTube bio states.
According to her bio, her channel is about entertainment, quality, family, fun, love, and good vibes.
What did Pink say about Piper?
On August 29, Rockelle was one of the examples Pink used to voice her concerns about teen stars, after the influencer posted multiple pics in a bikini.
“How many kids like Piper Rockelle are being exploited by their parents?” Pink asked in a tweet. “And at what point do the rest of us say, ‘this isn’t okay for a 13 yr old to be posing in a bikini whilst her MOTHER takes the photo?!?!'”
Her tweet came after she took to the internet to address the over-sexualization of children as she feels strongly about the subject, especially as the mother of a 10-year-old and 4-year-old.
What did Piper Rockelle say about Pink’s allegations?
Two days after the tweet, Rockelle sat down with TMZ for an exclusive interview where she addressed Pink’s concerns.
“The first thing I want everyone to know is that my mom doesn’t make me do anything,” the teen started off. “Quite the opposite, I’m a kid who had a dream and my mom is amazing enough to help me live it out.”
Rockelle later added, “I don’t think P!nk has ever seen one of my YouTube videos because if she did she’d see it’s just my friends and me having fun and acting like ourselves. The content we make is the kind of stuff anyone can watch.”
In the interview, Rockelle was also quick to point out that Pink started following her dreams around the same age and is just trying to do the same.
“I know there are kids who are being taken advantage of and that’s a real problem, but I’m not one of them,” she concluded.
Rockelle’s mom, Tiffany, has also addressed the topic. In an interview with Today Parents, she said that she is only supporting her daughter’s dreams.
“Since Piper was a child, she has had a strong love of performing and she has always had a dream,” Tiffany said. “So long as Piper wants to do this and it’s her passion, I’m here for her to follow that dream and protect her.”
Pink has yet to respond to the Rockelle’s reply to the allegations.