When it comes to criticism, children are off-limits, or at least they should be, especially to journalists. However, two reputable writers threw ethics out the window this week when they made insults toward seven-year-old Blue Ivy Carter's appearance. The Twitter exchange has landed both journalists in some hot water and is further proof of the mistreatment of black women.
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While Blue Ivy was busy going viral from photos at her parents' New Year's Eve party, two journalists were criticizing her looks on Twitter.
As Blue Ivy was striking a pose with her mom and Megan Thee Stallion, social media was stanning the beautiful seven-year-old. However, not everyone took so kindly, and two reputable journalists, Vanity Fair critic K. Austin Collins and Violet Lucca, web editor for Harper’s, were mocking the child for her looks.
“I have a feeling the Jay Z face genes are about to really hit Blue Ivy and I feel so sorry for her," Collins began. To which Lucca responded, “Or she’ll just get plastic surgery at 16 a la Kylie Jenner and we’ll all have to pretend that she always looked that way… I can’t allow myself to feel too sorry for the incredibly rich!”
The exchange erupted into a social media firestorm.
Blue, you're doing amazing, sweetheart.
And you're absolutely beautiful.
Vanity Fair and Harper's have yet to make a statement about the two writers.