India Arie Pens Open Letter to Blue Ivy Hair Critics: 'We are better than this'


Beyoncé and Jay Z’s two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy has been in more headlines for her hair than any other celebrity baby we know. For reasons unknown to us, Ms. ‘I-Am-Not-My-Hair‘ herself, India Arie,  felt the need to write an open letter defending Blue Ivy and her hair.

She 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.”

Her sentiments are valid, but unfortunately an open letter isn’t going to stop people from talking about it. It only fuels the discussion.

How do you feel about Blue Ivy’s hair situation?

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