Blue Ivy the daugher or music moguls Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles Carter has gotten a lot of attention due to her hair. India Arie wrote an open letter to the public who have thoughts about her hair and how her parents should care for it. Singer India Arie is known for her campaigns to motivate women to embrace their natural beauty and try to love the skin they are in. India writes,
My thoughts on (Blue Ivy’s) Hair 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.
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.
This letter is upon the heels of much debate about Blue Ivy’s hairstyles or lack there of according to some people. A woman out of NYC created a petition demanding that Beyonce and Jay Z do better with their baby girl’s hair. She wrote in the petition,
As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.
Now I think this online petition is riduculous and mean-spirited. Come on Blue Ivy is just two years old. BUT I do think that a bow and some cute ribbons would be a great look for the baby. There’s nothing wrong with starting early on appreciating the beauty of taking care of one’s hair.
What do you think?