A fan tossed what appeared to be a bag containing the ashes of their mother onstage at Pink’s weekend concert for the British Summer Time Festival in London.
Pink, 43, appeared stunned and paused singing to address the unidentified fan.
“This is your mom?” Pink asked as she held the bag in a video clip.
“I don't know how I feel about this,” she said before she placed the alleged ashes on the stage floor and resumed her performance.
Online observers panned the bizarre episode on social media.
“That’s so wrong in many ways…” a person tweeted.
“This isn’t even funny though it’s just weird,” another wrote.
The incident represents what many concertgoers have said is an uptick in poor concert etiquette, including inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous behavior by fans.
A fan hurled a phone at singer Bebe Rexha this month. Rexha's eye was injured, and she was taken to a hospital.
The alleged assailant said he thought "it would be funny,” police said.
In the same week, singer Ava Max was slapped by an audience member who rushed the stage.
“He slapped me so hard that he scratched the inside of my eye,” Max said.
Fans and experts speculate that the bad fan behavior can be explained by a combination of poor socializing skills after the pandemic, alcohol intoxication and competitive bids for virality.