I Am Not My Hair: India Arie Defends Blue Ivy In Open Letter

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Blue Ivy can barely fend for herself and she’s already becoming a victim of other people’s criticisms due to her natural hair. Recently, an online petition demanding that Jay Z and Beyonce comb Blue’s hair surfaced the internet.

 

As expected, there were many people who were offended by the inappropriate petition targeting a 2 year-old girl. Amongst the outrage was singer, India Arie. The soulful R&B artist penned an open letter defending Blue Ivy and shared it on her Twitter account..

The letter reads:

“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.”

Arie also cleared up any speculation that she was addressing singer Syleena Johnson, who referenced Blue Ivy’s natural hair to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s locks.

What do you think about all of the scrutiny surrounding Blue Ivy’s hair? Let us know.

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