Is there really a petition out to comb Blue Ivy’s hair?
Today in “Can they really do that” news, a random citizen decides that she doesn’t like Blue Ivy Carter’s hair and she has gone as far as to starting an online petition to urge Beyoncé and Jay-Z to fix it. The petition, which generated earlier this week, is requesting multi millionaire parents to take better care of their two-year-old daughter’s hair.
The petition’s creator, Jasmine Toliver, protests on Change.org:
“…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.”
She even went as far as to post a zoomed in picture of the young beauty’s locks.
Crazy right? Who would sign a petition like this? Lo and behold, there are actual people in this world who took time out of their day to not only read the petition, but to agree, and sign. A few even left comments on the petition’s website.
Cassie Lee of Rockville, MD writes:
These are very understandable statements yet, we’re talking about Beyonce’ and Jay-Z folks. The “Pretty Hurts” singer is the queen of feminism and equality of the sexes. In the song Beyonce’ states:
Maybe the creator of this petition is unknowingly a victim of the social standards of beauty and reacted the only way she saw fit.
Antony Dickey, a stylist and owner of Hair Rules salon, displays his outrage over Toliver’s petition. He states in NYDailyNews.com, “That’s insane to think that her hair, as a child – a toddler – is supposed to fit into a standard of beauty, that’s acceptable for who? That’s the big question. Who cares? We’re talking about a child here, and we’re going to now implement a standard of beauty for children?”
Any fan of the couple with common sense is aware of the love they have for Ms. Blue Ivy. Not only does Beyonce have a song entitled “Blue”, Jay-Z also has a song called “Jay-Z Blue” that he raps about his infatuation for his daughter.
Toliver, along with many other spectators have confused individuality with conformity. Your definition of acceptable beauty may involve hours of prep work while others have a get up and go attitude. Honestly, at two years of age, whom are you trying to impress?
Ironically after all the backlash Toliver received from the petition, she took to her Facebook account to defend her actions.
She further stated, according to NYDailyNews.com, “…I can care less about Beyoncé or (Jay Z) but I do care for the kids hair. People make nothing out of something…”
If Jasmine Toliver actually started this as a joke, hopefully this will be a lesson to all of us. Someone is always watching. What’s funny to you may not resonate with others. Choose your battles wisely.
Do you think Blue Ivy’s hair is a sign of neglect or a result of being purely natural?