Blue Ivy Clarify importance of washing hands.

Blue Ivy used a soap and pepper trick to demonstrate the importance of washing hands during the coronavirus pandemic. The daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z shares a home video experiment that illustrates how sufficient hand-washing is in repelling dirt and germs.

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In a video shared with grandma Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Instagram page, she did so without offering any partisan arguments or talking politics at all. Instead, she used good old-fashioned science in the only way an eight-year-old can, through an experiment.

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Before filming the video, Blue Ivy laid out the items she was going to use on what appears to be a marble kitchen surface, placing a small white pot containing soap next to a white bowl of water and pepper and a pepper dispenser. “This is why it’s important to wash your hands,” she says. “So I have a mixture of a lot of different types of soap inside of this, and this is the coronavirus or any virus, it’s just pepper,” she says, making it clear that the pepper sprinkled in the water meant to represent the virus.

Blue Ivy
Blue Ivy

At this point in the video, one of Blue’s two-year-old twin siblings, Sir and Rumi, can be heard crying in the background. In truth, it’s a pretty practical visual illustration of the power of soap, though it might not hold up to the most stringent laboratory experiments. Last month, similar videos began circulating of people using the cleanser, pepper, and water trick to educate children on the importance of washing their hands thoroughly during the COVID-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, it was enough for the American public, who got Blue Ivy trending on Twitter as they made calls for her to give the nation daily COVID-19 briefings.

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