Journalists Are Dragged On Twitter After Criticizing Blue Ivy

January 3, 2020
 Jay Z, Blue Ivy Carter and Beyoncé sit courtside at a basketball game.

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There are two basic rules for Twitter. One, don't steal tweets . And two, never come for the BeyHive.

It turns out two journalists didn't get the memo.

Film critic K. Austin Collins, of Vanity Fair, and a web editor for Harper's, Violet Lucca, decided to share their thoughts on a recent photo posted by Megan Thee Stallion, in which she is seen posing with both Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter.

In a series of tweets and replies, both journalists criticize Blue's appearance in the photo. 

Collins kicked it off writing "I have a feeling the jay z face genes are about to really hit Blue Ivy and I feel so sorry for her." To which, Lucca replied "They haven't already?" NBCNews reported.

The comments continued with Collins writing "You're right. But she's lucky — if it happens now, she'll definitely grow out of it. Get the ugly duckling phase done early." And Lucca responded "Or she'll 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!," according to Paper.

It didn't take long for Twitter to do its thing and provide them both with a clapback, causing both Collins and Lucca to issue apologies.

"I’m sorry about the Blue Ivy tweet — bad joke, and black girls in particular deserve better," Collins wrote.

Lucca wrote a thread expressing her feelings about the situation writing "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 followed it up with "I’m not playing the victim...sorry that I insulted Beyoncé’s daughter by suggesting that she might get plastic surgery some day, like many children of famous people do."

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