It’s sad to say that people are more concerned with one child’s hair rather than a hundred children being abused every day or the million of children starving across the world. The person that Americans have called for action is none other than Ms. Beyonce’s daughter Blu Ivy Carter. Blu Ivy is a 2-year-old toddler who is constantly being ridiculed by the media and viewers. People said that “Beyonce needs to comb her daughter’s hair” or “isn’t her mother worth millions of dollars? Why does her daughter’s hair look like that?” What’s so mind-boggling is that people actually care what a woman, the mother is doing with her child instead of worry about their own well-being, communities, or even their children.
Recently, a petition titled, “Comb her Hair” was made so that Beyonce could finally get the message and comb her daughter’s hair. This petition is juvenile, disrespectful, and the furthest thing from being funny. The petition was created by Jasmine Toliver. Ms. Toliver is from NY and thought it would be a joke to create this petition and post it on change.org. Change.org is a website were numerous of petitions are created for social, political, or environmental change. However, this may be the first petition made targeting a toddler. According to nydailynews.com, Toliver says that ” “My joke took off anything I guess with ‘sign a petition’ is funny.” She goes on to say, “If I would’ve said ‘sign a petition to save Lebron James hairline’ that would’ve taken off (too)! It’s a clever joke! Nobody came up with before.” In some ways, Toliver might be right but what she fails that understand is that this wasn’t made a joke before because it wasn’t funny. If you click the link (http://www.change.org/petitions/blue-ivy-comb-her-hair) to Toliver’s petition, it will read, “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.” This statement is worded as if people actually know that Blu Ivy’s hair isn’t cared for. You can never tell the truth about a person by looking at a photograph. In addition, Blu is also a toddler which means she’s active. She probably plays a lot. People make it seem as if she sits down all day with her legs crossed. I know when I was a child my mother would do my hair and a few minutes later it would have messed up because I was playing or running around outside. In addition, how is Blu supposed to sleep? Is she supposed to sleep with her head on her arm so that she doesn’t mess up her hair?
Is Blu’s hair any different from a natural woman walking around? What? Is her twist out too fluffy? Are her braids too frizzy? People shouldn’t be expecting a 2-year-old child’s hair to look flawless. I get it, Beyonce is a Black woman and should know how to do her daughters hair. But let me bring your attention to this. I live in Philadelphia and every day I see mothers walking with their young daughters. But what always throws me off is when the mother is walking with $600 Brazilian weave and her daughter’s hair is either broken off or sticking up everywhere. I don’t see anyone creating petitions about that. Also, Angelina Jolie’s daughter Zahara has been seen with her hair in its natural state but I don’t see people causing an uproar about that. Don’t get me wrong, there has been some talk about Zahara’s hair when it was braided but nothing like this.The petition for Beyonce’s daughter hair has almost 3,000 signatures. I believe it needs 2,000 more in order for it to be taken seriously. If you take 2 mins out of your day to sign this petition, you have no life. There are still about 300 girls missing in Nigeria but everyone seems to be worried about Blu’s hair. Get it together people.