Piper Rockelle said she cried about a celebrity singling her out after Pink alleged the 14-year-old was 'exploited' in bikini photos
Piper Rockelleposted a video saying she cried because "a certain celebrity tweeted about [her]."
- Rockelle is a 14-year-old YouTuber who the singer
Pinkrecently alleged was "exploited."
- Pink's tweet referenced photos posted on Rockelle's Instagram showing her in a bikini.
Piper Rockelle, the 14-year-old YouTuber whom Pink recently alleged was being "exploited" by her parents, posted a video on
She appeared to be referencing an August 29 tweet from the singer Pink, whose commentary on Rockelle's content inspired criticism from Courtney Stodden, too.
In an August 29 tweet, Pink (whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore) asked, "How many kids like Piper Rockelle are being exploited by their parents? 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?!?!'" (Rockelle is 14, not 13.)
Rockelle has been active on YouTube since 2016 and now has over 8 million subscribers. Much of her content focuses on "challenges" that typically feature her friends, family, and boyfriend.
But Pink's concern over Rockelle echoes a trend on YouTube of videos alleging that the teen is exploited by adults in her life.
In the wake of Pink's tweet, YouTube removed three thumbnails from Rockelle's videos for violating its child safety policy, Insider previously reported. One of the removed thumbnails showed Rockelle holding a towel around herself, while another showed Rockelle and another girl in bikinis, and the third showed Rockelle and another girl in swimsuits while two boys appeared to watch and rate them from a couch.
Rockelle's TikTok video on Saturday used an audio that says, "yo, bro, who got you crying like that?" The video shows her crying and putting her hand over her face, with on-screen text saying the "certain celebrity" was "singling [her] out" and had led to her being "bullied & harassed by grown adults on a daily basis."
Rockelle previously told Insider in a statement through a representative that her "mom doesn't make [her] do anything" and that photos of teens like her in bikinis are "only sexual if you view us that way." Her mother told Insider in a statement that she wanted to "protect" and support her daughter.
Representatives for Pink have not responded to Insider's requests for comment.
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