India Arie pens letter to Blue Ivy hair critics

India Arie - 2013 OWN Cover

Blue Ivy Carter’s hair has been a hot topic across the Web for weeks as critical fans have voiced their disdain about the way Jay Z and Beyoncé have styled Blue’s natural hair, which many have called unkempt. Even stars like Tamar Braxton and Syleena Johnson have sounded off on Blue’s hair with mixed reactions from fans. Now, India.Arie has thrown her voice into the mix and is chastising critics for speaking ill of the child’s hair.

Blue Ivy - Hair Photo

“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,” wrote Arie in an open letter.

We have to agree with Arie that people are making too big of a deal of Blue’s hair. Simply put, she’s a toddler and doesn’t care what her hair looks like. She only cares that her parents love her, feed her, play with her and keep her clean. It’s everybody else that seems to want to place their thoughts, ideals and hair complexes onto her and her parents. –nicholas robinson

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