Syleena Johnson Tries To Explain Her Blue Ivy Comments As India Arie Slams Her And Others For Criticizing A Child’s Hair
On the red carpet for Think Like A Man Too (the same red carpet where Kevin Hart discussed his issues with Torrei at), Bossip talked to Syleena Johnson about the controversy she caused when she decided to crack jokes about Blue Ivy’s hair, jokes that referenced ODB and Terence Trent D’Arby of all people. The BeyHive came after her pretty intense, and in turn, she basically laughed off the attacks. But when speaking to Bossip, she let them know she’s actually a big Beyoncé fan and thinks Blue Ivy is adorable…but she still took a few joke jabs here and there:
“Oh God…They brought up a picture of the girl’s hair. Her hair was off the chain. But she is the cutest, most adorable baby…So I’m like, okay, they didn’t comb her hair today. But I’m just jokes. In real life, I’m a Beyoncé stan. I love Beyoncé. And her daughter is too cute. The people on Twitter? I can’t do the computer thugs, but I was told about them because I didn’t really get to see them, because my sister sometimes runs my Twitter account because I was getting ready for this. But you know how they do, girl. You could be like, Beyoncé had a booger on her arm and they’d be like, ‘You don’t worry about her boogers! Don’t talk about her boogers! [laughs]‘ They be going in. But no, we love–Me, Tamar and Keke, we love Beyoncé, we love her baby…but the girl’s hair wasn’t combed. And you know what, a lot of our babies’ hair don’t be combed. We just caught hers.”
But someone who isn’t laughing is India Arie. The “I Am Not My Hair” singer took to social media to say that people are going way too far:
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.
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.
Check out Syleena’s comments in full below, and let us know what you think of what both women had to say.