A New Year Eve photo featuring Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, and Blue Ivy hit the Internet airwaves and most people loved the fun moment for what it was. However, some took time out of their day to come at Blue Ivy’s looks, including two staffers for major publications, who have both since walked back their terrible takes.
The photo in question is a classic one, with Queen Bey sandwiched by her oldest child and Megan Thee Stallion, all mugging playfully for the camera in the black and white photo. While most people loved the photo, the hater brigade and keyboard koward crew were in unison in trying to talk down on Blue Ivy, who we must remind readers is only seven years old.
Among the din of stupidity that Twitter can inspire at times, a writer from Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar web editor both made some of the meanest cracks ever and they were absolutely flamed by the masses for their so-called “jokes.”
Vanity Fair film critic K. Austin Collins tweeted, “”I have a feeling the jay z face genes are about to really hit Blue Ivy and I feel so sorry for her.”
Harper’s Bazaar web editor Violet Lucca wrote in reply to Collins’ tweet, “Or she’ll just get plastic surgery at 16 a la Kylie Jenner and we’ll all have to pretend that she always looked that way…I can’t allow myself to feel too sorry for the incredibly rich!”
As one can imagine, Collins, who appears to be Black in his Twitter avatar and Lucca, who appears to be a white woman, caught the wrath of the Beyhive faithful and others on the sideline as they should have. After some time, the staffers offered up a pair of paper-thin apologies realizing how they might have messed up their bag and social standing all for a little clout.
Not for nothing, Blue Ivy is a beautiful Black girl who just happens to have famous parents. Leave her alone. And to add, neither Collins or Lucca have any rights to come at anyone’s looks but we’ll leave the rest of our petty comments unsaid.
We’ve got the best of the flaming for viewing below.
So-Called Writers Get Flamed For Talking About Blue Ivy’s NYE Photo, Offer Weak Apologies was originally published on hiphopwired.com
In case anyone is confused about why people are upset @melvillmatic insults Blue Ivy (a child!) & then @unbuttonmyeyes replies with a crack about plastic surgery. Now he works for @VanityFair & she works @Harpers in case you ever wondered about media influence & misogynoir pic.twitter.com/RqwTPWVvpX— Openly Black Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) January 1, 2020
The racist and misogynistic tweets about Blue Ivy made by the Black male reporter and the White female reporter reminds me of a long quote from bell hooks. She said, "White women and Black men have it both ways. They can act as oppressor or be oppressed.— Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl) January 2, 2020
The way people are dissecting and discussing Blue Ivy’s tresses is why Beyoncé rarely shares photos of her kids. People are doing a lot on both sides.— Wanna (@WannasWorld) January 1, 2020
Another example of that "hating on Black girls and women as social currency" shit. The Blue Ivy insults are gonna go down in history with the old Serena tweets. Keep it. https://t.co/Yh4L9ozNYM— sittin' up in my room (@the_oddglass) January 2, 2020
Monroe and Blue Ivy are about to carry out their mothers legacies and our kids better stan. pic.twitter.com/VfBxWH1S1R— jordan🥀 (@jordanxhouston) January 2, 2020
Blue Ivy or not, I will ALWAYS loudly ask why y'all are commenting on the attractiveness of a 7 year old girl.— Optimus Fine (@sunnydaejones) January 2, 2020
Why do you have an opinion on whether or not a 2nd grader has an attractive face?
Thats nasty. pic.twitter.com/DRlcj2EH1T
yall bullied Blue Ivy for not being lightskin w 3c hair at age 5 i aint forget— 🪲 (@similiadi) January 1, 2020
PSA:— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) January 2, 2020
white people attacking Blue Ivy’s looks whether it’s her hair & or facial features is RACIST.
Black people attacking Blue Ivy’s looks whether it’s her hair & or facial features is ANTI-BLACK & FEATURISM.
Both deserve the electric chair! pic.twitter.com/XEdGB5VwZF
I’m really trying to figure out what’s wrong with Blue Ivy inheriting her daddy’s features, do y’all not know how genetics work or?😭😭😭😭 Also, Jay Z is not ugly at all, can y’all please point to me the exact features that are “ugly”? pic.twitter.com/BhUtxapovT— pattie (@horanftyonce) January 2, 2020