One of two journalists who caught heat for mocking the looks of Jay-Z and Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, refuses to back down.
Vanity Fair film critic Kameron Austin Collins sparked outrage when he targeted the youngster in an odd Twitter exchange with Harpers Bazaar writer Violet Lucca.
Collins said he felt sorry for Blue Ivy because her father's genes "are about to really hit Blue Ivy."
Lucca replied, "They haven't already?"
To which Collins tweeted: "you're right. But she's lucky -- if it happens now she'll definitely grow out of it. Get the ugly duckling phase done early".
Lucca then compared the child to socialite Kylie Jenner, who underwent extensive facial surgery as a teenager.
Black Twitter's response was swift as the tweet exchange went viral on Wednesday.
Collins cracked first, saying his tweets were a "bad joke, and black girls in particular deserve better."
But the outrage continued on Twitter when Lucca logged in the next day, and seemed to take offense at the anger directed at her and Collins.
"Kam wrote a very earnest apology and everyone in the replies is telling him to keep it. We've been moved to the evil category and there's no way for us to get out of it. I'm sure there will be plenty of people responding to this saying I'm playing the victim by pointing this out."
"There is nothing that I can say that won't be written off or projected upon or dumped on, so I choose to say nothing," Lucca tweeted on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Lucca's response left many questioning her motive. Some users believe she and Collins insulted Blue Ivy to prove a point about liberals taunting President Trump's 13-year-old son, Baron Trump, on social media.
She blamed "structural racism" for the different reactions to jokes about Baron and Blue Ivy.
"Structural racism is real. It does not matter how much money a [person of color] makes for them to be affected by it. I realize that when I make fun of a noter celeb kid -- say, Baron Trump -- it's totally different that when I say something about Blue Ivy."