This year at the MTV VMAs, Beyonce chose to bring her tot, Blue Ivy, as her date.
The pair looked gorgeous, dressed up in a flurry of tulle, beading, feathers and pastel hues – it was glorious, and a rare glimpse at the child who is sure to become hip hop royalty.
So imagine our disgust when we realised a few days after, thanks to the Huffington Post, that GROWN ADULTS around the world actually took to social media during and after the awards, simply to slam Blue Ivy.
I honestly think all children are beautiful but Blue Ivy is ugly
— briduffy (@BriAntonell) August 29, 2016
Bruh blue ivy ugly as hell.She paying for her dad’s mistakes in life facially 😂 pic.twitter.com/HYqJytSJ0Y
— #Sources (@_VibezCartell) August 29, 2016
lil blue ivy is so ugly she look just like Jay-Z lol
— Tobs ••• (@yg_toby) August 29, 2016
I thought North West was gomna be ugly af! But S/o to her cause Blue Ivy beat
— Guapo (@IgnantTico) August 20, 2016
why don’t people talk about how ugly Blue Ivy is???
— beans. (@AnnieBobay) August 29, 2016
The comments have been scathing, calling the little girl “ugly” after her red carpet appearance. The Huffington Post rightfully pointed out that this is exactly how children develop self esteem issues.
People calling blue ivy ugly you ARE the reason of why little black girls grow up with insecurities. She’s just a child.
— baby badu. (@__RoLEX) September 2, 2016
ALL children are absolutely gorgeous and should not be told any different. Imagine how it must feel for Beyonce as a mother to read that?
It comes just a few days after another little grew up thinking her name was “idiot” because that’s what her parents referred to her as. NOT COOL.
Others have jumped to Blue’s defence, calling the comments ‘racist’.
let’s just keep it real — ya’ll think Blue Ivy is “ugly” bc she has stereotypical and prominent black features, unlike her momma
— momo (@momodamermaid) August 30, 2016
Ask people what is ugly about Blue Ivy and watch them struggle not to say blatantly internalized/racist things about black features.
— Alise (@alyvsa) August 29, 2016
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 29, 2016