#1: Blue Ivy Carter's Hair
I am unsure of whether or not this topic has been posted already, but can someone explain the outrage against Blue Ivy's natural hair? Every article I read, there are commenters telling Beyonce to "comb her hair" or "do something with it." This angers me. As black folks, we have come a long way. Natural hair has become more celebrated, but I still feel as if curly hair (Type 3) in comparision to kinky hair (Type 4) is more celebrated. I respect the 4A-4C naturals who have the courage to wear their natural fros out and proud. While I have come to terms with my hair, I still style it in twist-outs/braid-outs for a more defined look. I have spent countless hours at night styling my hair when I have a big exam the next morning. Can someone explain WHY white people can comb their hair and go? Why do black folks need to primp, braid, twist, style, smooth their hair to look more acceptable? Why can't we wash and go like white folks? Looking at Blue's hair, it does not look uncombed to me. My hair has the same look after washing and detangling it. I feel people naturally assume that Blue Ivy's hair is undone because they associate kinky hair with unprofessionalism and laziness. The baby's curl pattern doesn't even look that tight. Others may disagree with what I am saying, but this is my opinion. Anyone wanna chime in?