The video opens with some graphic sex and proceeds to bloody scenes of cutting and suicide. Pink knew her latest would ignite some controversy, which is just the way she wants it. She is determined that the message she is sending does not get lost.
“Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us,” Pink blogged on Thursday afternoon, hours before the video was to make its MTV premiere. “…A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab. … It’s a problem, and its something we should talk about. We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won’t make it go away,” she wrote. “…I don’t support or encourage suicide or cutting. I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can’t see another way … I want them to know I’m aware. I have been there. I see them. Sometimes that’s all it takes.”
Pink wanted the message clear, emphasizing that “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.”
Pink, concludes her emotional blog entry with a side-note on what inspired the song and video. “I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. … There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.”
Watch the video below: (Rated PG at the very least)