Let me lay this on you all real quick, India Arie has taken matters in her own hands as she pens an open letter to the critics of Blue Ivy Carter, read below:
“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.” ~ India
I think we have beat the Blue Ivy thing to death, personally I am tired of it and while many share my sentiment, I was still glad to see another celeb speak out about it. India is a perfect spokesperson because this sort of thing hits home for her having been natural for as long as she has.
Blue is a child, being ridiculed before she is even 5 years old… I am going to stop there!
What do you think about what India had to say? Do you think this is something more celebrities should voice? Comment below