Beyoncé’s 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, has caused chatter since birth about the numerous extravagant trips she has been on, her fashion style, and most of all, her natural hair, which has turned into a political conversation on social media sites.
Krishana Davis, an opinion writer for Jet magazine, pointed out that historically black hair has always been a sensitive topic and said that critics should leave Blue Ivy alone. Davis added that it is Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z's decision not to manipulate their daughter's hair into a more “aesthetically pleasing” look to the masses. (Blue Ivy has been wearing what some critics called a "wild" or "carefree" natural afro style.) One fan countered on a blog, “She is a celeb with fame and she brings her baby out in public. She is not exempt from discussion. We waited impatiently for her to stop covering her up so we could all comment. So now some don't like what's being said … If she doesn't believe in or doesn't want to take the time to do her baby's hair, she is going to have to deal with the criticism."
Another commenter said, “This isn't about ‘good hair’ like people are trying to make it out to be. It's about being and looking kempt or unkempt.”
While the famous couple has never directly addressed the controversy, they have recently changed Blue Ivy’s hair style, showing it off in a bun for the first time in public. (View pictures here.) Blue Ivy's new style was seen in photos that the family took on Thursday while taking a break in Barcelona from Beyoncé's “Mrs. Carter" world tour, which has two shows starting today in Portugal.
Do you think Beyoncé will stop being criticized about Blue Ivy’s hair now that she has “styled” it?
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