Pink ejects man from Texas show after he disrupts gig with circumcision protest

The Jewish star dryly suggested the concertgoer had wasted his money on a gig ticket just to 'make a point' about the practice


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 22: Pink performs at GEODIS Park on September 22, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jewish pop star Pink asked a concertgoer protesting against circumcision to leave a show in Texas after he disrupted her performance.

In the middle of an acoustic number during the singer’s concert at the Alamodome venue in San Antonio - part of her ongoing Summer Carnival tour - she noticed the man was brandishing a mobile phone, with the message: “Circumcision: cruel and harmful” on the screen.

Footage from the concert shows Pink asking: “What does that say? Oh wow. You’re making a whole point right now, aren’t you? Do you feel good about yourself? Are you going to be alright? You spent all this money to come here and do that? Come on, dude.”

TikTok videos show her then asking security to remove the disruptive man from her show. “He came here tonight to talk about circumcision,” the unimpressed singer told the crowd. “Get it out, you need to get that out of here. Get that cancer out, man.”

Born Alecia Beth Moore in Pennsylvania to A&E nurse Judith (née Kugel), Pink identifies as Jewish and has described her heritage as Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew.

The 44-year-old lives in California with her daughter, Willow, aged 12, son Jameson, aged six, and her husband Carey Hart.

In 2021 she posted a video of herself and Willow singing the blessings for Chanukah while Jameson helped with lighting the candles, and she has described baking challah with her mother.

This is not the first time that the star has been confronted about the subject of circumcision. In 2019, after a photograph she shared on social media of her son on the beach prompted criticism, she responded to the “disgusting remarks” in a follow-up message on Instagram: “There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Going off about my baby’s penis? About circumcision??? Are you for real? As any normal mother at the beach, I didn’t even notice he took off his swim diaper.”

Brit milah - the ceremony during which a circumcision is performed on Jewish baby boys when they are eight days old - is an extremely important tradition for many Jews.

The Book of Genesis teaches that God commanded Abraham to circumcise himself and his offspring as a symbol of the covenant between Jews and God.

There is no physical procedure comparable to circumcision for Jewish baby girls, though some families welcome their arrival with a ceremony called a brit bat, or "daughter's covenant".

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