The MTV VMAs was a good platform to voice out immediate concerns about the current problems in the country. In order to get their messages across the community, people spread their ideas about love, racism, and suicide. Heather Heyer's mother talked about her daughter, and Pastor Robert Lee IV spoke against his ancestor's hate. Jared Leto dedicated a message to Chester Bennington. These were the highlights of the event but Pink's speech about self-acceptance stole the show.

Pink's speech for Willow

In this day and age, girls are most vulnerable to body image issues.

A report from TIME magazine views it as a toxic mirror for women as it leads to the destruction of self-image. It's all because of the media's rampant publication of movies, magazines, and ads that focuses on prettier and thinner girls.

Social media tends to aggravate the situation for girls. You can see girls of all ages posting and comparing themselves to models and celebrities on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It's the reality of this situation that makes parents (and even Pink) increase their concern about their children.

In her acceptance speech, she shared details about her relationship with her daughter. Apparently, Willow said something to her mother about being ugly and looking like a boy with long hair.

Now, this is where parents fret and tell their daughters it's all going to be okay.

She wanted to change her daughter's perspective

She created a PowerPoint presentation highlighting great legends like Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Prince, and Elton John. She wanted her daughter to understand that these artists were unafraid to show the world their true selves.

The singer went on to tell her daughter that they don't need to change themselves to fit other people's expectations. Having too many opinions or looking masculine does not mean that anyone has to change who they are. This was the ultimate message a mom can ever give her daughter. The performer ended her speech by thanking all the artists present at the event.

She added that she's inspired by the music that young artists create and she wants them to keep on shining.

Even as an artist, Pink broke Hollywood stereotypes. With her records and her impact on the music industry, it's no wonder why she received several awards in the past.

Now, as a VMA Video Vanguard Award winner, Pink joins past honorees like Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.