- Two journalists were dragged on social media for mocking Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy's appearance
- The journos quickly apologised after fans called them out for being rude, racist and anti-black
- The journos apologised for their hurtful comments and any inconvenience caused to Blue Ivy
Two journalists, one from Harper’s magazine and another from Vanity Fair apologised this week after they were slammed for publicly mocking Blue Ivy Carter, the 7-year-old daughter of famed singers, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, posted two black-and-white photos of herself with Blue Ivy and Beyoncé on Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday.
Most people thought it was really cute and even compared how strikingly similar Blue Ivy looked to her mom, Beyoncé.
According to NBC News, Vanity Fair film critic, K. Austin Collins, responded to her tweet: “I have a feeling the Jay-Z face genes are about to really hit Blue Ivy and I feel so sorry for her.”
Violet Lucca, a web editor for Harper’s replied to Collin’s tweet, saying: “They haven’t already?”
Lucca then added: “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!”
Both journalists were slammed for their remarks.
One Twitter user wrote: “There’s nothing harmless about insulting a child’s features regardless of whether that child has famous parents or not."
Another commented: “There’s no value in colourism, anti-blackness or attempting to pretend that class is a justification for targeting a 7-year-old with insults.”
Here is another comment from a irate Twitter user.
Lucca and Colins issued apologies before deleting their tweets.
“I’m sorry about the Blue Ivy tweet – bad joke, and black girls in particular deserve better,” tweeted Collins.
And when a Twitter user told him that “some tweets should be left in drafts”, Collins responded, “You’re right. Poor form on my end. Thanks all for calling it out."
Lucca responded in a series of tweets on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Sorry I was cleaning my apartment while this blew up, children of famous ought to be off limits, but time and again they haven’t been. So I said something petty and have been called ugly, odd and a racist,” she tweeted on Wednesday night.
Many people accused the journos of being racist and anti-black.
“I’m not playing the victim… sorry that I insulted Beyonce’s daughter by suggesting that she might get plastic surgery some day, like many children of famous people do,” responded Lucca.
Then on Thursday morning, Lucca tweeted that Collins “wrote a very earnest apology and everyone in the replies is telling him to keep it”.
“We’ve been moved to the evil category and there’s no way for us to get out of it. I’m sure there will be plenty of people responding to this saying I’m playing the victim by pointing this out,” she wrote.
But about an hour and a half later, Lucca said she was “truly sorry to anyone who was reminded of past hurt” because of her comments.
“I truly believe Blue Ivy will go to grave without knowing who I am, which is neither here nor there, but on the off chance she sees it -I’m sorry, young lady. You’re gonna go far no matter what,” Lucca tweeted.
Meanwhile, yesterday Briefly.co.za reported that US songstress, Beyoncé, has had an incredible 2019, and her Beyhive couldn’t be more proud.
Beyoncé gifted fans with her Netflix special, Homecoming, and Instagram feed of her best looks, and the Lion King soundtrack, which she named Gift.
To kickstart the new year, Beyoncé gifted social media fans a rare look into her private life through a reflective video. In the video you see rare snaps of her twins, Sir and Rumo, who look so grown up.
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