A Petition for Beyonce to Comb Blue Ivy's Hair Though?

2014-06-12 09:58:06

A Petition for Beyonce to Comb Blue Ivy's Hair Though?

Beyonce fans begging the star to comb her daughter's natural hair take to for online support.


Today an online petition surfaced on, a website typically dedicated to spreading awareness for positive, impactful causes, begging singer Beyonce to comb her daughter Blue Ivy's hair.

If you're rolling your eyes, then you may be as surprised as we were to find that just a few hours after posting, the petition is nearing 800 signatures. The petition is the result of a photo that surfaced online this past weekend of Bey, her husband and rap mogul Jay-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy in a crowd in NYC. Blue's natural, coily kinky hair is in an afro that is "disturbing" and "lacking moisture" according to the petition's creator, Jasmine Tolliver.

Is this one more example of natural hair discrimination gone too far?

Is this because she's Beyonce, and we expect her to keep her child's wardrobe, style, and hair up to the standards that we hold all celebs to? Or is it something deeper... perhaps Beyonce's audience as a whole just hasn't accepted the Natural Hair Movement and we'd rather see Blue's hair pressed, smoothed, and relaxed or pulled tightly into a sleek ponytail?

Or, is it possible that the superstar's fanbase feel a closeness and connection with the star that gives them the right to overstep boundaries? It would appear that everyone's favorite pastime is to tell parents how to raise their children, and even the Queen is subject to this scrutiny. 

Has Bey's crowd gone overboard with creating a petition strictly dedicated to combing her daughter Blue Ivy's hair? 

Devri Velázquez

Devri Velázquez

NC Content Editor Devri is a passionate writer with a deep appreciation for all forms of expressive art and culture. After being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease in 2011, Devri's personal mission has been to empower other women to focus on their individual self-care and wellness.

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