Blue Ivy Gives Hand-washing Tutorial After Beyoncé Appears In Coronavirus PSA And It’s The Mama-Daughter Teamwork You Love To See
Her mama, Beyoncé, gave a PSA about the pandemic on the same day.
April 20, 2020 at 1:35 pm
For the miscreants who are still somehow not taking the coronavirus seriously, Blue Ivy Carter has a message.
The 8-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z went to Instagram on Saturday to post a tutorial on how people can protect themselves during the pandemic.
"Hey, y'all, since we're stuck at home, I have this little DIY experiment that you can do at home, too," Blue Ivy said to begin her video.
Holding a small bowl, she continued the lesson.
"So, I have a mixture of a lot of different types of soap inside of this," the 8-year-old said. "And this is the coronavirus or any virus; it's actually just pepper. So you're going to want to stick your fingers inside of the mixture of soaps. Make sure you get a lot on there, then put your finger in it, and the virus goes out. This is why it's very important to wash your hands."
Blue Ivy completed the video, saying "If you wash your hands, your hands will stay clean, but if you keep your hands dirty, you might get sick."
Folks obviously found the video adorable. They also fell in love with the background noise coming from one of Blue's siblings.
"Blue Ivy giving us a PSA with one of the twins crying in the background is the best thing I’ve seen all day," one Twitter user said.
Blue Ivy giving us a PSA with one of the twins crying in the background is the best thing I’ve seen all day. pic.twitter.com/Q13p5CsGy1— Kennedy ✨ (@HelloKennedi) April 19, 2020
The same Twitter user also noted how Blue Ivy followed up with the video after her mother gave a PSA about the pandemic on the same day.
"Did y’all notice how her mama released her lil PSA and Blue had to follow up and show her how it’s done?" the Beyoncé fan said. "The CDC could never. Do y’all hear how articulate she is? NOTHING but respect for my president."
Did y’all notice how her mama released her lil PSA and Blue had to follow up and show her how it’s done? The CDC could never. Do y’all hear how articulate she is? NOTHING but respect for my president.— Kennedy ✨ (@HelloKennedi) April 19, 2020
Beyoncé delivered her message during the One World: Together at Home concert, according to Elle.
"Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home," she said. "And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with preexisting conditions are at an even higher risk."
The Grammy-winning artist added that the "virus is killing Black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America."
"A recent report from my home city, Houston, Texas, showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57% of fatal cases are African American," she said. "Please protect yourselves. We are one family and we need you; we need your voices, your abilities and your strength all over this world."
Blue Ivy received plenty more praise for her video.
Blue ivy invented science, einstein found shaking— Corona Said Knock You Out⁷ (@aleojanadnizur) April 19, 2020
Newton only just now realizing the gravity of the situation— Evie 🧵 (kind of a bitch tbh) (@ExcessiveSloth) April 19, 2020
People were also amazed by the little girl's ability to deliver the message so eloquently.
To be this ARTICULATE at 8 years old????? Blue ivy invented science— abs (@abbeyroseb7) April 19, 2020
Some others said the young scientist deserves a lot more after that performance.
I hope she has ha own wing in that mansion. A scientist needs some quiet in order to focus. pic.twitter.com/gV1n4NazGw— ᗯᗩƳᗪᗴ (@TALLCHIHUAHUA) April 19, 2020
Earlier this year, Black women changed their profile pictures to childhood photos of themselves, showing support for Blue Ivy after two journalists criticized the little girl's looks, as Blavity previously reported. CaShawn Thompson, who coined the phrase "Black Girl Magic," came up with the idea to stand in solidarity with Blue Ivy.
"I saw the negative comments made by that Black man and white woman about Blue Ivy's physical appearance," she tweeted. "I would love it if any and every Black woman on here that gives a damn about little Black girls changed their avi to childhood photo of themselves. I'll do it."