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Pink praises Affleck

Pink has praised Ben Affleck for slamming the paparazzi in a recent interview.

The singer responded to an article in which the actor slams people who follow him around for pictures.

As a star who is also in the spotlight, the 34-year-old understands Ben's anger.

"@HuffingtonPost: Ben Affleck speaks out against the paparazzi I'm totally on board with this. Hallelujah (sic)," Pink posted on Twitter.

While speaking to Playboy, Ben addressed the fact that it used to be magazines, but now most news has moved online.

Ben has had high-profile relationships with Jennifer Lopez and his now-wife Jennifer Garner.

This coupled with a successful movie career means a great deal of media attention, but the 41-year-old eventually found a way to cope.

“Once I saw my way out of it, I said, 'You know what? I don’t even care anymore,'” he told the magazine. “I’m going to focus on my job. I don’t give a sh*t. Take my picture. Write what you want to write. At the end of the day, what you write in a gossip column doesn’t matter. What matters is how the movie works.

“You can say what you want about me. You can yell at me with a video camera and be TMZ. You can follow me around and take pictures all you want. I don’t care. There are a couple of guys outside right now. Terrific. That’s part of the deal.”

Ben and Jennifer have three children, Violet, eight, Seraphina, four, and Samuel, who was born last year.

Pink also has a daughter, Willow, which could be part of the reason she feels so strongly about Ben's comments.

“My kids aren’t celebrities. They never made that bargain. We were offered a lot of money to sell pictures of our kids when they were born. You’ll notice there aren’t any. I make no judgement about people who decide differently; a lot of them give the money to charity. For me it was a matter of principle. I didn’t want someone to be able to come back and say I was complicit, that it wasn’t a question of principle as much as price," he argued.

“As their father it’s my job to protect them from that stuff. I try my very best, and sometimes I’m successful.

“The kids are always looking down because they’re freaked out and scared of these people. And so they yell. Which is fine if you’re Lindsay Lohan coming out of a club, or me or any adult. With kids it’s tasteless at best.”

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