Why do we feel the need to parent our favorite celebrity’s children? Is it our insistent need to nurture the youth, gearing them for the future, which in turn makes the world a better place?
No. It couldn’t be, because what in the world are we trying to teach Blue Ivy by referring to her hair as ugly, nappy and undone? We don’t just rant about this in private, but on every open forum of social media. Imagine when she grows up and realizes that from the moment she had a full head of hair, it was being criticized. How are we going to explain to teenage Blue Ivy what was said about her when she was just a toddler?
Don’t young girls of color have it hard enough without there being a petition to change the way they look? Listen, I have a warped sense of humor just as much as anybody, and I can see the fun in it, but this is going way to far. Just because a child has celebrity parents does not mean they should be open to celebrity scrutiny.
Why are we not parsing Kim and Kanye for being good parents? If the only problem we can have with their parenting is an ear piercing they chose to give THEIR CHILD, then we need to reevaluate what we are complaining about. Can you image the reaction you would get telling a stranger how to raise their kid? Even better, image your reaction if a stranger told you how to raise your kid.
The celebrities that we love are barely protected by the screams of fans, media, and naysayers; how loud do you think those screams are to their families? A child’s life is precious; no matter if it is your child, or Jay-Z’s child. So, come on people. Let’s have some respect.
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