Blue Ivy Hair Petition Creator Apparently Speaks Out: It's A Joke!

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Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z have faced continued criticism for the appearance of their daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. Reuters

For whatever reason, some people are obsessed with Blue Ivy’s hair. In fact, someone was so deadset on getting Beyoncé and Jay Z to “properly” care for their 2-year-old’s natural hair that a petition was started.

Typically, Change.org is a forum where petitions can be created so people can ask major cities to take suicide prevention measures along its bridges or call for legislation against sexual assault -- until  “Comb Her Hair” came along,

The petition received nearly 2,500 signatures by Thursday evening and instantly rocked the Internet, with people speaking out on both sides of the argument.

Jasmine Toliver, the woman responsible for creating the petition, apparently took to her Facebook page to explain herself as criticism began to mount, according to the Daily News.

The woman on Facebook appears to be the same woman who started the petition. Though the Daily News identifies the woman as Jasmine Toliver, her Facebook name was Jasmine Nubia, as of Thursday evening.

“My joke took off anything I guess with ‘sign a petition’ is funny,” Toliver supposedly wrote. “If I would've said ‘sign a petition to save Lebron James hairline’ that would've took off [too]! It's a clever joke! Nobody came up with before.”

“My hair [looks] like Blue Ivy right now except its moisturized and detangled,” she continued.

Part of her post on the petition read: “This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls,” the petition, in part, reads. “Please let's get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.”

But it’s not just Toliver who feels this way. Singer Syleena Johnson discussed the child’s locks on "The Ryan Cameron Morning Show.” “She's giving me ODB,” she said, referring to late rap legend Ol' Dirty Bastard.

“R&B Divas" cast member Keke Wyatt added: “Ain't nothing wrong with being natural. I got natural, but you still got to grease natural and comb natural and wash and condition and then you won't have the beadiage.”

Fans have turned around to defend the child in her hair on Twitter. Neither Jay Z nor Beyoncé have commented on the “funny” petition about their only child’s hair care.

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