What was just another Sydney concert – and a night out seeing one of his favourite performers live on stage – has become a media circus for one 20 year old boy who gave pop icon Pink a rainbow flag.
Since the video of Pink waving a rainbow flag onstage whilst singing her song ‘Trouble’ became an internet sensation this week, Pink has responded to a barrage of trolls on Twitter calling her a lesbian, saying:
“Fun fact: when you twitter me and say ‘you’re a lesbian’ it really doesn’t bother me at all. It’s a compliment. Most of my fav ppl are.”
But where did the flag come from? The Star Observer spoke exclusively to Brayden Case, the 20-year old gay man from Toukley on the NSW central coast, who was there in the front row with the famous rainbow flag.
Why did you take the flag to the concert?
Brayden: I took the flag because I know Pink is a supporter of the gay community and I thought by the odd chance she would see it and perhaps grab it, so we could raise some awareness and perhaps get some more people toward our goal of equal rights.
Did it take much effort to get her to take the flag from you? Or did she just come straight for it?
B: As soon as she saw the flag she grabbed it from me and danced around with it.
Did you get the flag back?
B: She kept the flag.
How did it feel?
B: I was ecstatic – so proud and happy that my goal of her seeing and even taking the flag had been achieved.
What are your thoughts on the internet trolls who have attacked Pink?
B: Some people have nothing better to do than stir up trouble for no apparent reason. Obviously these internet trolls have some bigger issues going on with them. I’m not overly concerned at the comments that were made and neither was Pink, which was made obvious by her stab-back at them over Twitter. Pink believes in what’s right and she definitely won’t let some trolls get in the way of that.