Beyonce & Jay Z Forced Into Race Debate Over Blue Ivy’s Features
Beyonce and Jay Z have been pulled into a race debate over Blue Ivy’s features after images of the baby were shown last week.
The public are speculating whether or not the six-month-old looked like the ‘Love On Top’ singer or Roc Nation boss. However this had been mounting for months after Bey and Jay took extra precautions to keep her identity concealed.
When new pictures of Blue surfaced online and revealed she is definitely daddy’s little girl, fans decided to make cruel jibes about her resembling features to Jay-Z. Urban website Clutchmagazine.com were bombarded with vicious comments after posting pictures of the power couple’s offspring.
In one a person said: “Let’s pray Beyoncé’s genes kick in as B.I.C. gets older. All the money and talent in the world won’t take away from having Jay-Z’s features,” while another read: “Nappy-headed kid. Wish Beyoncé had married a nice-looking man instead of Jay-Z.”
The highly offensive comments prompted Essence magazine writer Demetria Lucas to criticize the ideals of beauty in the black community: “Let’s admit it: A lot of us are bamboozled, led astray, and just plain brainwashed when it comes to what traits we find attractive on Black people,” she wrote.
“It’s no secret that we as a people equate lightness with beauty.”
“Ask any woman who failed the brown paper bag test, who grew up hearing she was “pretty for a dark girl” – as if to be both is some sort of inherent contradiction, and she just happened to strike gold.”
“But the color issue is just scratching the surface.“