P!nk: 'Parents Should Spank Their Kids'
11/2/2010 8:08am EDT
Outspoken pop star P!nk has urged parents to be tough on their troubled kids - because she would have died young if it hadn't been for her dad's hard justice.
The Trouble singer fears political correctness has stripped modern parents of the ability to spank their children when they mess up and do wrong - and she feels that so many kids need a good smack from time to time to keep them on the right path.
Pink tells Access Hollywood, "I think parents need to beat the c**p outta their kids... I think the whole spanking thing and how it's gotten all PC (politically correct) is for the birds. (My dad) put me through a wall; it's the only reason I'm still alive."
And Pink accepts she was a headache for her parents, who eventually kicked her out of the family home at 15.
She adds, "I deserved it. I would have kicked me out when I was eight... I was not comfortable with authority or rules. I was bad."