It seems like it’s open season on natural hair, especially when it belongs to the child of a famous person. Blue Ivy has been the butt of many jokes for what critics call Jay Z and Beyonce’s “poor choice in styling.”
Now, actress Viola Davis is coming under fire for choosing to keep her daughter’s hair natural. But instead of ignoring the criticism, Davis is sticking up for her child, and her parenting choices.
Viola Davis loves hair just like any other woman but she is not going to put a lot of stalk into it when raising her daughter, Genesis. The actress recently told Essence magazine that beauty and style are not her priority when parenting.
“There’s not one woman in America who does not care about her hair. But we give it way too much value,”said Davis. “We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other. We’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.”
Viola, along with her husband Julius, adopted Genesis in 2011. She is their first child together.
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