By now you’ve no doubt heard about “the problem” some folks are having with Beyonce and Jay Z’s two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy‘s not exactly neat looking hair.
In fact, the situation has gotten to the point where some have started a petition at Change.org called “Comb Her Hair.” It’s aimed squarely at Blue Ivy’s parents, Beyonce in particular, to comb her hair.
Well, so far Mr. and Mrs. Carter haven’t said peep about the any of the criticism, but according to Essence, Singer India.Arie, a proponent of nappy, er, natural hair, is speaking out in defense of Lil’ miss Blue Ivy’s mane.
The creator of “I Am Not My Hair” writes:
“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.”
So what do you think?
Stars Rocking Their Natural Hair
1. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 1 of 24
2. Zoe Kravitz and Lisa BonetSource:Instagram 2 of 24
3. LedisiSource:PR 3 of 24
4. Jill ScottSource:PR 4 of 24
5. Viola DavisSource:Instagram 5 of 24
6. OprahSource:Instagram 6 of 24
7. Lala HathawaySource:AP 7 of 24
8. Alicia KeysSource:Instagram 8 of 24
9. Vanessa Williams9 of 24
10. Taraji P. Henson10 of 24
11. Nicki Minaj11 of 24
12. Willow Smith12 of 24
13. Kim Coles13 of 24
14. Esperanza Spalding14 of 24
15. Erykah Badu15 of 24
16. Shanola Hampton16 of 24
17. Solange Knowles17 of 24
18. Vanessa Williams18 of 24
19. Goapele19 of 24
20. YaYa Dacosta20 of 24
21. Kelis21 of 24
22. Janelle Monae22 of 24
23. Kim Wayans23 of 24
24. India Arie24 of 24