For most of Blue Ivy’s two year life the cute little girl has been slammed and slandered on the internet along with her mother Beyonce’ for not “grooming her hair”.Most recently ish hit the fan when a “Comb Her Hair” petition surfaced followed by Syleena Johnson going on air comparing Blue Ivy’s hair to O.D.B (Ol’ Dirty Bastard). The topic has spawn discussions all over the internet, in offices, hair salons, and cafeterias. India Arie, who is known for encouraging positive self body image for young women of color, took to social media to share her thoughts. The ‘I Am Not My Hair’ singer posted the message below via facebook:
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.
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