Beyonce was a total diva when she gave birth on Jan. 7 — renting out a wing of Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital for $1.3 million — and preventing other parents there from seeing their own ‘ordinary’ babies.
Beyonce and Jay Z need a reality check! I totally understand why someone as famous as Beyonce would want to have some security with her for safety and privacy while giving birth. But renting out a floor of a hospital, reportedly redecorating a wing and putting bullet proof glass in the nursery just for Beyonce and her new baby girl Blue Ivy Carter is absurd, unfair and it was heartbreaking for other new parents there who were harassed by their security team.
I bet a lot of mothers would like to have an entire wing of a hospital to themselves while popping out their bundle of joy but that’s just not realistic. To think that a New York City hospital allowed Beyonce and Jay Z to buy what’s supposed to be free and available to the public just shows you how fame can corrupt something as simple as giving birth.
To shed further light on how ridiculous it was at the Upper East Side hospital this weekend — listen to this! A father, Neil Coulon, was barred from getting to his own two premature baby girls who were in the maternity ward because Beyonce and Jay Z’s security detail wouldn’t let him through! There should be some sort of punishment for that don’t you agree?
If Beyonce was so deadset on having an A-list birth then why didn’t she rent out a castle or go to a resort? With that kind of money she could have had the hospital come to her! Doctors and equipment could all have been imported for the same or even less money. Why disrupt the lives of innocent civilians who are trying to be there for the birth of their own children? Whoever said a celebrity baby had more rights than the average child? In fact many NYC celebrities have given birth at Manhattan hospitals without creating any sort of ridiculous hooplah: Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Watts, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Williams and Ivanka Trump.
I bet Beyonce will be a fabulous mother and Jay -Z a great father but they’ve impinged on the rights of other equally good parents who wanted to enjoy the birth and first days of their own newborns. This was selfish, arrogant, and just wrong. They should issue an apology and have their security stop harassing other new parents.
— Chloe Melas
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