Beyonce Faces Backlash Over Pic of Blue Ivy in the Hot Tub (PHOTO)
We love the mommy-and-me moment captured in this black and white photo posted on Beyonce’s Tumblr, but the pic of the superstar relaxing with Blue Ivy in a hot tub is stirring up some controversy.
The megawatt mom looks glamorous and stunning as always in an ultra-chic leopard print headwrap and giant black sunglasses, and Blue Ivy looks very cozy snuggled up to her mommy in a striped bathing suit. But some news outlets are saying that Beyonce put her daughter in danger by posing with her in the hot tub, causing concerns over her health.
Zap2it.com called it a “terrible example for moms everywhere,” citing the medical danger of putting a child’s body in hot water.
It’s true that hot tubs can be a dangerous place for babies. Livestrong.com has this warning for parents: "It's dangerous to take your baby into the hot tub because of the heat. Your baby cannot regulate his body temperature well and can overheat in a hot tub quickly. Overheating can make him extremely uncomfortable and cause his heart to race. In some cases, overheating can cause death."
While the warnings are certainly scary, we’re extremely doubtful that Beyonce would willingly put her own child in danger. It makes more sense that the water temperature in the hot tub was turned down for the sake of the tot — at least we hope it was!
What do you think about the photo, moms? Tell us below!