LATEST: Outspoken pop star Pink is thrilled her socialite parody music video STUPID GIRLS has attracted such a barrage of criticism, because she intended it to be seen as a challenge.
But she is relishing the reaction, while disagreeing that the song makes her a hypocrite.
She tells MTV.com, "I love the discussion that's going on right now. There's always a backlash when you challenge people's convictions and their heroes.
"But I don't do all this so I can be in Us Weekly every week. I don't do this so that people think I'm cool.
"I never said I was perfect, and I never said anybody else doesn't have permission to make fun of me for what I do. I'm a walking contradiction. I'm a hypocrite sometimes. I'm a work in progress.
"But I'm working to be better. I'm seeking out smart people and responsible women, and I'm standing up for animals. I'm not making fun of a certain person, I'm making fun of an idea, and I think they're missing the point. Sexy doesn't have to come with the price tag of being dumb."