March 6, 2012
They Did It To Pluto, Now They’re Doing It To Pink!
By Michelle Zakko
I’m sure you remember when they demoted Pluto because it wasn’t a planet anymore. Well, now it’s happening to the color pink! Robert Krulwich, a co-host of the program Radiolab, has Pluto’d pink. While this certainly isn’t a new development, in a blog post he noted that pink doesn’t occupy a slot in the colors of the rainbow.
He has a good point because there isn’t a P in Roy G. Biv. Red, Green, Blue, Violet are all there and since they’re bands of light that scientists can measure, they exist. Pink on the other hand…
“Pink happens when the red and violet sides get together, but they don’t get together—which makes pink an act of wishful thinking, or, to put it bluntly—pink is a made up color,” he writes.
A made up color? I am crushed. If pink isn’t a color then what will happen to the pink dynasty ? I know where I stand in the pink debate. I plan to continue to live in pink bliss. Maybe my head is in a pink cloud but in my heart I believe that authentic pink is a color. And it’s all because I love you pink !
Ok Mr. Krulwich, you may believe that pink is a made up color but these are some very real pink rooms.
Will you continue to live in a pink fantasy ?