India Arie Calls Out Blue Ivy Hair Critics: “We Are Better Than This!”
“I am not my hair,” the famous lyrics sung by r&b singer, India Arie … And now, the singer is sharing her thoughts on the backlash Jay Z and Beyonce have received for not “combing” their 2-year-old daughter’s hair.
In a lengthy message posted on Twitter, the singer expressed her thoughts on “crossing boundaries” and slammed fans who have criticized the young child’s natural locks.
“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,” India wrote on 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.”
Last week, a woman named Jasmine Toliver started a petition on change.org called Comb her Hair, asking for Jay Z and Beyonce to comb their daughter’s hair.
“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 petition’s description read. “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.”