Blue Ivy can barely fend for herself and she’s already becoming a victim of other people’s criticisms due to her natural hair. Recently, an online petition demanding that Jay Z and Beyonce comb Blue’s hair surfaced the internet.
As expected, there were many people who were offended by the inappropriate petition targeting a 2 year-old girl. Amongst the outrage was singer, India Arie. The soulful R&B artist penned an open letter defending Blue Ivy and shared it on her Twitter account..
“Why does anyone get the idea that its ok to make fun of a child? In public no less? This celebrity culture that hypnotizes people into thinking a person is LITERALLY NOT REAL because you see them on television is a spell the watcher HIM or HER SELF MUST BREAK. Blue Ivy — is a CHILD. And ANYONE thinking to themselves right now: “But she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth so what does it matter what I say” — Denying ANY PERSON their humanity, is a GAME we should ALL stop playing. WHY? Because it’s the kind of PERSON YOU WANT TO BE. Why NOT be a person who is loving towards human kind as a whole AND people as individuals? WHY NOT be a person protects the hearts of children? I think! all these people making negative comments would feel the SAME WAY if Blue Ivy’s hair were TOO DONE. If she had a relaxer, of Hair pulled too tight at the edges. Being gentle with a child’s hair is simply appropriate – this goes the same for ALL children. Come ya’ll Lol Were ARE better than this.”
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