According To Candace Ray
Pictured: Blue Ivy Carter
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2016 MTV Video Music Awards

8/28/16, New York, New York, United States of America
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Long Hair….Let’s Care!

People are still raving about Sunday night’s VMA’s for many reasons. The fashion, the performances, the aftermath and the silent competition. It’s all still what we call “a thing.” I absolutely live for the fashion of the red carpets and I always make it my business to relive the outfits on the days following. This time in in awe and a little preturbed at the same time. The saying goes, what’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. However, in the case of celebrities, not quite the truth.

Blue Ivy was the cutest thing on the red carpet Sunday night. She stood poised like her mother with a face all her father for all the world, and especially the paparazzi, to awww about. Not to take away from the glamour that is the 4-year-old but can we discuss one significant part of her ensemble? Her Hair! Blue Ivy rocked two corn row braids on each side of her head and there was extra hair added in for length. As cute as she looked and how simply it completed the outfit, can we really ignore the fact that Kim Kardashian was thoroughly criticised when her 2-year-old donned the same exact hair style earlier this year? On the contrary, I have not read not one criticism about Blue Ivy’s locs. How unshocking?

Pictured: Blue Ivy Carter Mandatory Credit © Gilbert Flores /Broadimage 2016 MTV Video Music Awards 8/28/16, New York, New York, United States of America Reference: 082816_GFLA_BDG_M_046 Broadimage Newswire Los Angeles 1+  (310) 301-1027 New York      1+  (646) 827-9134 sales@broadimage.com http://www.broadimage.com
Pictured: Blue Ivy Carter

Mandatory Credit © Gilbert Flores /Broadimage

2016 MTV Video Music Awards

8/28/16, New York, New York, United States of America

Reference: 082816_GFLA_BDG_M_046

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Los Angeles 1+ (310) 301-1027

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Photo Credit: Bossip.com
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The stance on this subject for me is plain and simple. NO! I don’t feel that a child that young should wear weave. Can it be cute and entertaining? Yes, however, it can send the wrong message. Children, at any age but especially under 6, are very impressionable and inquizitive. They may not fully understand that weave and any other type of enhancement is a choice and an expression, not a necessity. They should be encouraged to love the skin their in and embrace how they were made rather than to look for ways to change it. I am in no way saying that these women do not encourage or support their children but I am saying that these girls should love who they truly are. Blue Ivy, especially, has been scrutinized about having kinky, dry, and unkempt hair so altering her look may prove the haters right. Anybody hear me? Maybe not!

SIncerely,
Candace Ray
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