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Beyonce and Jay-Z had a baby girl! Congrats to them. Always glad for a healthy birth!

But apparently not everyone is overjoyed with the circumstances surrounding this birth. According to MailOnline:

  • A rumored 1. 3 million was spent to renovate a New York hospital for their birth experience.
  • A bulletproof door was put on Beyonce’s room
  • The couple hired their own security
  • The windows were darkened with special drapes so no one could see through
  • As the couple moved freely, other new parents had to make adjustments for them. The NICU window’s were darkened with tape and curtains hung so Beyonce and Jay Z could move about with no one seeing them.

Reading about this celebrity birth made me want to begin a charity. It was too much and over the top. Prepare yourself now for the onslaught of pictures once photos are released!

Former Destiny Child songmate, Kelly Rowland, bought the baby  (Blue Ivy–yes that is what they named the child!) a Swarovski crystal bath tub!  The Insider reported that Oprah bought the baby a trunk of children’s book–this was probably the most sensible gift. Dad Jay Z bought a $20,000 Posh Tots Fantasy Crib and  a $15,000 high chair. Other gifts include a handmade golden horse from a Japanese jeweler. The list goes on. Fox news in Chicago estimated that Blue Ivy received  more than 1.5 million in gifts.

She’s a baby people! She doesn’t know the difference between a plastic or crystal tub! How about suggesting people donate money to a great cause in honor of her birth.

Then there were the tweets, also over the top: Blue Ivy spelled backwards is Eulb Yvi, Latin for Lucifer’s daughter. Does that include her last name? Which by the way, what would that be…Blue Ivy Z?

The excess on display is crazy–where are the Occupy Wall Street people when you need them! Oh wait, Jay-Z  launched a line of Occupy Wall Street themed t-shirt. Is anyone else confused?

After seeing all of this, I just had to stop and pray that this child has some kind of normal life. The excess on parade is staggering.

Beyonce and Jay Z can spend their money any way they want.  I just find it fascinating that Occupy Wall Street parks themselves in front of financial institutions whose purpose it to make money, while Jay Z markets a line of t-shirts, Occupy All Streets, that puts profit in his pocket. I wouldn’t care except that I don’t like media lecturing me on the evils of Wall Street while the darlings of Hollywood flaunt their excess with no similar treatment. Aren’t they the very people the occupiers don’t like. Most people can see the disconnect.

But I digress…. back to Beyonce and Jay Z. I wish them and the baby well. They have much to consider raising this child–the excess, entitlement, constant scrutiny and lack of privacy and fame, all will make parenting difficult. Let’s pray they  get a grip on all this excess and be sensible parents.

 

 

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