Stupid Girls
by Pink

Album: I'm Not Dead (2006)
Charted: 4 13
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about girls who are focused on their sexuality and how they are perceived by others - girls who get plastic surgery and are overly concerned about who the next guy is they'll go out with. Pink feels girls should be more focused on their talents and careers, and is concerned that there aren't better role models for these girls. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ayla - Rochester, NY
  • In the video, helmed by her frequent director Dave Meyers, Pink plays both an angel and a demon trying to influence a young girl. The angel shows her images of trendy girls modeled after young celebrities like Lindsay Lohan (the reckless driver), Jessica Simpson (the bikini-clad car washer), Mary-Kate Olsen (the youth-obsessed shopper), and Paris Hilton (the amateur porn star), all portrayed by Pink. The singer also plays herself failing to meet their standards, with her tan being too orange and her breasts being too small. In the end, the girl chooses a football, educational toys and a keyboard over a set of dolls, defeating the demon. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • Paris Hilton, in particular, was incensed by the video, which mocks the socialite's sex-tape scandal. She released a statement accusing the singer of using her to launch a comeback.
  • The video won the 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video.
  • Pink performed this song at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Breanna - Henderson, NV
  • Pink wrote this with Billy Mann, who first collaborated with her on the club single "God Is A DJ" from Try This, and co-wrote/produced most of the other tracks on the album. The Swedish songwriting team MachoPsycho (Nikey Olovson and Robin Lynch) also contributed to the songwriting and production of this tune.
  • Pink is speaking out against women who hide their intelligence in order to gain approval from men. "These girls have dumbed themselves down to appear cute. How bad is that?" she told The Irish Times in 2006. "And the way it is now, I feel that it's just the one image of women out there which is being fed to society. There need to be more alternatives, options and examples about how you can be cool without the silly handbag and without acting like a bimbo. I can't get my head around this: it is lucrative to dumb yourself down. I cannot believe that the smarter version of the truth is not more interesting. I refuse to be stupid to get somewhere or get something."
  • Pink, who struggles with a poor body image herself, is also frustrated by the pressure for women to stay thin, which often leads to dangerous eating disorders. In the lyrics, she references the "paparazzi girls" in their "teeny-weeny tees," and in the video, she portrays characters who are anorexic and bulimic. The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals praised the song and its video for tackling the topic, noting in a press release: "The song highlights the culture's relentless and unrealistic pursuit of thinness and unattainable drive for physical beauty."

    Pink told The Irish Times of the acknowledgment: "I think it was important that I got a letter from the eating disorders body congratulating me on what I said and what I showed. These diseases - and they are diseases - are very, very unhealthy. The video started off being humorous, but the point is there that you don't have to kill yourself to meet society's ideal for beauty."
  • This earned Pink a nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2007 Grammy Awards (the prize went to Christina Aguilera for "Ain't No Other Man").
  • This is the lead single from Pink's fourth studio album. Peaking at #13 on the Hot 100, it brought her back to the Top 20 for the first time since "Just Like A Pill" reached #8 in 2002.

Comments: 15

  • Andrea from Australia LOOOOOVE, This song, I love the way she just knocks those stuck up princesses off their perches lol
  • Mangor from Plano, TxAyla - "...and is concerned that their aren't better role models..."
  • Breanna from Henderson, NvThis is so my song I hate all the steriotypes surounding girls now, not all of us are mindless morons. Great song
  • Claire from Forsyth, GaThis song ROCKS! i love that she made fun of those girls! i mean, they're so ditzy and they make sterio types and give grls a bad name! when you think of a famous woman, you think of one of them and not someone who's actually intelligent or has any self-respect...Pink has those things and says it!!! she's an awsome rolemodel, the peircings are a little weird...but they add to her coolness...looks natural...
  • Tynee from Birmingham, AlPink got to the ponit with this song no girl in her right mind whta to end up like Anna Nicole,Britney Spears,or Paris Hilton(by the way she haven't live up to her pomise to chgiens her ways once she got out of jail)
  • Teya from Cedar Park, TxP!nk is my IDOL!! I used to be one of those girls always trying to fit in. Now I see this song as meaningful & its one of my favorite songs.
  • Harpsiccord from Chester, NyShe's also immitating Mary Kate Olsen in the video with the "I wanna be skinny" and the Bohemian chic look.
  • Shannon from Bakersfield , CaThere is no pop star like pink.Even if Avril Lavgine trys,she'll always be an IDIOT.
    P!INK IS THE RULER!!!She hasn't changed and will aways be the coolist.This song proves it.
    Most girls my age are having all the wrong influences.Seriously?Both Patrick and KattyKat are absolutly right.KattyKat you get extra props,you make a good point.
  • Laura from London, EnglandP!nk ROCKS! GREAT song and message to send out to people! paris hilton (who doesnt deserve the use of my capitol letters) should wake up and realise this. The fact she responded to this song by saying "there's a song on my new album "stars are blind" and it's all about her' just shows us how pettery and pathetic she really truly is!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO P!NK!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Patrick from Bremen, GaI like the message in this song. Unfortunately more girls try to idolize people like Britney Spears, Anna Nicole, Paris Hilton, etc. Where are they now? One's dead, one's been to rehab, and one's now in prison. Great role models for young, impressionable girls, don't you think?
  • Amanda from Wabash, InI wish more people were like Pink. I fell this song is very true and hope that more girls understand the meseage of the song.
    -Amanda Wabash,IN
  • Katykat from Wadsworth, OhThis is a wonderful song with a powerful message. Pink IS actually a great role model, although it's difficult to tell with the pink hair and numerous body piercings. I hope that Pink wasn't purposefully targeting anyone, but it does seem that way after viewing the music video.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjI like this song a lot. i agre with p!nk. these bimbos in our world are going no where. it annoys the crap outta me
  • Cara from PerthI don't know if anyone agrees, but I found the sequence in the middle of the video with the girls in the bathroom really disturbing. I know it's really just for shocking impact, and it certainly acheives that, but as a bulemic myself, I found the visual images very graphic and horrible.
  • Shannon Mulvany from Spokane, WaAnother great song from Pink. It has a great message.
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