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India.Arie Pens Open Letter to Blue Ivy's Hair Critics

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India Arie
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Beyonce and Jay Z's two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy has been harshly scrutinized by the public because of her "unkempt" hair. The public's criticism hit its peak last week when a Change.org petition called "Comb Her Hair" was launched, demanding Beyonce to take better care of her child's hair. 

While the Carter camp has remained mum on the subject, singer India.Arie has decided to speak out and defend the toddler. The 'I Am Not My Hair' singer writes:

"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."

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