India Arie Writes Open Letter to Blue Ivy Hair Critics

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  • 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?

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