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Since people first got a peek at Blue Ivy Carter in public, there has been a preoccupation for some with her hair. From the outside looking in, it seems that Beyoncé and Jay Z are letting her hair grow out natural, and from time to time, they moisturize it and adorn it with cute headbands. But other times, they let it just be out and free, and that’s when people have the most to say about what her mother is or isn’t doing with Blue’s hair. But someone has decided to take their disapproval to the next level, starting apetition on Change.org to encourage her famous parents to actually “comb her hair” after new pics came out of the toddler with her father. Didn’t I tell you all Change.org was being used for all the wrong reasons and issues?

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The creator of the petition, Jasmine, said this about why she made it:

As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.

Those who have signed the petition seem to think they are really helping some major cause:

“She is going to be teased and bullied when she becomes a teenager. PLEASE COMB HER HAIR :(“

“It’s important because no child needs to be treated that way. Comb her damn hair!!!”

“This is a form of child abuse. The parents obviosly don’t care about their child to have her come outside with matted hair. Beyonce wouldn’t come out like that so her child shouldn’t either.”

And in an interview with V-103 this week, Tamar Braxton, KeKe Wyatt and Syleena Johnson (all together), spoke about the recent images of Blue’s hair, and while the radio host thought that maybe Blue just fusses too much when getting her hair combed, the singers and mothers shared their two cents:

Wyatt: “Ain’t nothing wrong with being natural. I got natural, but you still got to grease natural and comb natural and wash and condition and then you won’t have the beadiage.”

Johnson: “She’s giving me Terence Trent D’Arby and I don’t know how to feel about it. She’s giving me ODB on this one. This is bogus. She is super cute though.”

Braxton: “I don’t see the beadiage. I just think it needs product. That’s it. It ain’t that bad though!”

I’m sorry, but I call shenanigans on all this, especially the idea that someone is creating a petition to tell someone else what they need to do with the hair of THEIR child. Despite what her parents could do to her hair, how she has it is how they want it, and considering the fact that she doesn’t seem to want for food, love, shelter, the presence of her parents or anything that’s truly important, I would say that people are doing way too much right now. Her hair could look the way it does because she’s moving in and out of planes with her parents often, plays or sleeps rough, and honestly, they don’t have to have her looking like a Just For Me box to impress us. She’s too young for people to be trying to throw standards of what her hair should and shouldn’t look like and do at her, so I say, let that baby, and her hair, live.