Last week, there was a lot of ranting surrounding Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy’s hair after a photo captured the family leaving the Hamptons. The hoopla went as far as a woman starting a ridiculous campaign on Change.org dubbed “Comb Her Hair,” which claims Blue is “Suffering from the lack of hair moisture” among other things.
Grammy winning singer/songwriter India.Arie, who knows a thing or two about natural hair and the distractions that come with it, could not hold her tongue any longer. In an open letter, Arie slams critics for speaking negatively about a “child” and for not being more “loving.”
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.
Right on India!
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