Karrueche Tran
Karrueche Tran Reuters

Beyoncé fans are so upset with Karrueche Tran after she made an offensive comment about Blue Ivy this week that one even launched a White House petition drive to have her “deported.” Tran co-hosted BET program “106 & Park” Monday, when she read a scripted line about Blue Ivy that did not go over well with fans. In a segment about “top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs,” Tran said, in character as Blue Ivy, “‘I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair,’” before laughing and saying, as herself, “Sorry, Blue! I love you!”

Tran, Chris Brown’s longtime girlfriend, subsequently apologized on Twitter:

Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, also took to Twitter to apologize for the segment and defend Tran.

Still, a fan created a White House petition to “deport” Tran, even though she is an American citizen. “Karrueche Tran violated the number one code of the BeyHive Law. ‘Thou should never come for Blue Ivy!’ In a tasteless attempt on a national syndicated television show Ms. Tran made a diss towards America’s Princess of the Carter thrown. And we the BeyAgency demands her deportation effective immediately,” the creator of the petition wrote. The petition had 99 signatures by early Wednesday, and the goal is to reach 100,000.

This is not the first time Blue Ivy’s hair has been the center of contention. In June, Jasmine Toliver created a petition at Change.org asking that Blue Ivy’s hair get properly cared for. In her post, she wrote, “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 JayZ and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair [sic]. 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.”

Blue Ivy has been wearing what some critics called a “wild” or “carefree” natural afro style. In March, Krishana Davis, an opinion writer for Jet magazine, pointed out that black hair historically has been a sensitive topic, and she said critics should leave Blue Ivy alone. Davis added it is Beyoncé’s and Jay Z’s decision not to manipulate their daughter’s hair into a more “aesthetically pleasing” look for the masses.

One fan countered at Lipstick Alley: “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.”

Do you think Beyoncé and Jay Z deserve the criticism they are receiving regarding Blue Ivy’s hair?