Tia Mowry Defends Styling Her Son’s Hair In A Top Knot Against Internet Trolls
published on Aug. 15 by Shannon
When it comes to celebrity kids, everyone thinks that because their parents are public figures, it gives them the right to critique their children. Beyonce has had her own experience with backlash for Blue Ivy’s hair who some believed should not be left unkempt and the list goes on. We all know better and should understand that kids are always off limit.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict had another experience of vicious internet attacks when she posted a picture of her 3-year-old son Cree in a hairstyle some cultural critics deem unfit for a boy. Instead of cutting his hair, the mom of one chose to let his natural hair grow out and style it in a knot. A few mean internet troll decided to leave nasty negative comments on the post about her baby’s hair - tell her to get him to the barber and he resembles a girl rather than a boy who should not be wearing a bun. Mowry finally gave it with a response to the detractors and it was perfect.
“I am proud to have a SON that embraces his natural hair :). Hair length does not define your sex. Last I checked a penis and a vagina does. Pick up a book, educate yourself, and embrace cultures outside of your own and maybe you will see that there are PLENTY of MEN wearing top knots and MEN with long hair. Here’s a shout out to all the moms who have boys and girls with natural hair! Live ON!”
If you read more about the socialization of children then you would understand that adults are the ones who create these gender barriers that are ingrained in the minds of children for their own reasoning. If you look at the history of the colors pink and blue, we would know that the assignment for boys and girls changed in the past therefore our now programmed mind is a result of someone telling us what to think and not a result of an ancient social norm. Aside from that generally, we do not like it when our children are critique for simple bad behavior so what gives you the right to berate a child who didn’t ask to be place in the spotlight but rather it is a default as a result of their lineage? When will folks stop being so judgmental?