Thousands of people have signed a petition asking Beyoncé and Jay Z to comb their daughter’s hair.
Once 2,490 more people sign and the stated goal of 5,000 signatures is reached, nothing will happen. But it’s all become very controversial.
As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. 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.
The hair in question:
Even though the petition has only been signed (so far) by about .0007 percent of the U.S. population, it has become a big controversy on Twitter:
This talk about Blue Ivy’s hair is a sad reminder of how Black women’s bodies and lives are policed before they are even women.
— Frankeisha Underwood (@yemi_isms) June 11, 2014
idk why everyone was being so extra about blue ivy’s hairs she’s a damn black baby with BLACK hair wtf do you want them to do it’s cute
— APNS (@nialleyray) June 12, 2014
Blue ivy hair is worth more than your entire life’s savings anyhow so y do u care? R yo kids hair together is yours on point?
— Brittany Lajoyce (@CEOBrittany) June 12, 2014
“She doesn’t have naturally straight hair, she has natural curly hair, and it has the right and free will to go in any direction that it chooses,” a stylist who specializes in textured and curly hair told the New York Daily News. “And to think it should do anything else – you would be suggesting a standard of beauty that is supposed to be imposed on a toddler, and that’s insane.”
Someone named Jasmine, who apparently authored the petition, responded to the criticism Thursday on her Facebook page:
It’s a clever joke.! Nobody came up with before. … My hair looks like blue ivy right now except its moisturized and detangled. Yes I’m natural.! … I can care less about Beyoncé or jay z but I do care for the kids hair. People make nothing out of something. I love being black! I’m proud my bloodline runs from Africa. I’m proud of my own tightly coiled kinks. I’m proud of my big lips and brown skin. People just need to breathe and chill out.
It all seems pretty important. Whose side are you on?