Pink debuted the video for “Raise Your Glass”, the lead single from her greatest hits collection, on her website today, and there is a lot going on in the clip: the badass singer, often flexing her pecs as Rosy the Riveter in the vid, bests a bullfighter, gets in the ring with a Sumo wrestler, performs at a gay wedding, sleeps with a revolving door of religious leaders, hangs around a skate park and, most inexplicably, dons a robber’s mask while a line of blindfolded women breastfeed a calf. Well, our glasses our raised, along with our eyebrows.
Pink – “Raise Your Glass”
Pink recently explained to MTV’s The Seven that she wrote the song “for all of us underdogs” and that the track is “a celebration of being different.” Along with Taylor Swift’s anti-bullying “Mean” and Ke$ha’s pride anthem “We R Who We R“, it looks like self-empowerment is totally “in” right now in pop music!
As far as the sumo wrestler who resembles Monopoly’s Mr. Moneybags, that scene “represents Wall Street, the big banks… It’s the middle-class working family against ‘the man.’” No word on any of the other puzzling scenes, particularly what breastfeeding an animal with human breast milk has to do with celebrating your individuality. Got any guesses, folks?