Malibu, CA – Outrage spread across the United States when Pink’s husband Carey Hart posted a video to Instagram of their seven-year-old daughter shooting a .22 rifle (video below).
Hart, a former professional motocross racer, posted an explanation of the video and said his daughter, Willow Sage Hart, is a pretty good shot.
“Can I go?” the little girl asked her dad in the video.
“Whenever you’re ready,” Hart responded from off camera.
“Wait, is the safety on?” she asked.
“It’s off,” her father replied.
Then the seven year old took careful aim and fired, the video showed.
Predictably, gun control supporters were outraged when they saw the supervised child learning to target shoot with her father, calling Hart irresponsible and his father-daughter activity “tragic and sad.”
It was clear from his post that Hart didn’t care what anybody else thought when he shared the video.
“Haven’t poked the parent police bear in a few days. Willz and I shooting the 22 rifle. She is getting pretty good. Can hit a 12 inch pie plate from 30 yards,” he began his post.
“Started her shooting at 3yrs old. For the record non of us hunt, just enjoy shooting for sport,” the post continued.
“I’m raising the kids with knowledge of fire arms, how to handle them, shoot them, store them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower,” Hart wrote.
Many of the snippy posts were from people in other countries.
Far more people posted to Hart’s Instagram in support of teaching children gun safety at a young age.
The so-called “parent police” have been cyber-stalking Pink and Hart for months, questioning their parenting techniques, according to WQEN.
It started in April of 2018, after Hart posted a picture of their toddler, Jameson, sitting in front of his father on a jet ski.
Although Hart wrote that he’d been careful with the little boy, he found himself under attack.
Instead of getting upset about the criticism from the peanut gallery, the superstars started trolling the “parent police” from their own social media accounts.
Hart started it, but Pink’s all in, WQEN reported.
When Hart posted a picture of their one-year-old Jameson on a motorbike with him, the “parent police” attacked.
Pink backed her husband up by posting a photo of their toddler covered in chocolate.
“Chocolate is good for babies right? Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you,” Pink posted sarcastically.
On Jan. 24, Hart posted a picture of himself jammed onto his motorbike with Pink and both children, and took another jab at his critics.
“Stuffed the whole family on my bike, with out helmets, and We were hitting all the jumps. What you think parent police?” read Hart’s snarky post.
Watch video of the little girl learning to shoot here below: