Beyonce and Jay-s keep other new parents away from their newborns..

Tah - posted on 01/09/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )




Over the weekend (Jan. 7), the music industry's ultimate power couple welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter. But not everybody is over the moon about Beyonce and Jay-Z's new bundle of joy. One Brooklyn man is fuming over Bey and Jay's presence at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital and insists that the celeb couple's security denied him access to visit his premature newborn twins and wife in the intensive care unit.

Now, Neil Coulon is demanding an apology from the world's favorite music couple, whose presence at the hospital seems to be having a disruptive effect. Allegedly, Bey and Jay's bodyguards upset multiple New Yorkers by keeping new parents and their relatives out of the wards, waiting rooms and even hallways in order to protect Beyonce and Jay-Z's privacy.

Coulon told New York Daily News "Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday -- just because they wanted to use the hallway." The father continued, "They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it? "All I want is an apology."

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According to Coulon, the notoriously private celeb couple seriously crossed the line trying to ensure their seclusion in the hospital. "I know they spent $1.3 million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy [Bedford-Stuyvesant], but the treatment we received was not okay ... My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins ... Nobody needs this ... This is the NICU. Nobody cares if you're a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children. To have that circus roll into town and ruin our parade was unpleasant."

Lenox Hill Hospital spokeswoman Anne Silverman responded to Coulon's accusations saying, "We take patient satisfaction very seriously. This is the first time I'm hearing about it."

Do you think Coulon and his family deserve an apology? And will Hov and B oblige his demands?

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Mary - posted on 01/09/2012




If anyone is at fault here, it is the hospital for allowing this bullshit to go on within their facility. Celebrity or not, the hospital is in charge of what goes on within their premises. Why on earth they gave this couple's security to have that much control and power over the comings and goings of other patients and visitors is beyond me. While their arrogance and lack of respect for other new parents is just offensive, they were enabled in this behavior by a hospital administration that allowed them this much power.

I don't think this is the norm, either. Lots of celebrities have babies in the hospital setting. However, this is the first story I've ever heard about it having such a widespread, negative impact on other patients and their families.

Stifler's - posted on 02/04/2012




I would be fuming too and yes he does. If they are so farking important they can be private at their house. There is such thing as home birth you know. I'm sure Hov and B can afford a whole surgical team if she needs an emergency c-section.

Hope - posted on 01/12/2012




As a nicu parent, this upset to hear about this. Unlike regular healthy deliveries, where mom gets to hold and bond with her child; I bonded with him for only 15minutes after delivery. Next day in nicu, I was fortunate to be able to hold my son. For many nicu parents, depending upon age and health of their preemie, the parents cannot touch their children for wks or months. Time allowed to parents in nicu is precious- parents and ofcorse the preemies need that time together. I thought this act by the stars was very inconsiderate of them. My heart brakes for the nicu parents.


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Melissa - posted on 02/14/2012




When I first heard about this I was so incredibly outraged. Many people say the hospital is to blame, and I agree with that, but to be honest it doesn't at all surprise me that the hospital would allow this. A hospital is a business, they are in the business to make money, and when someone offers MILLIONS of dollars, they're going to take it. I would NOT expect something like this from an expectant mother, however. Being a mother and knowing that feeling of needing to be near your child I would expect that she would have enough respect for the other parents in the same hospital with those same needs. Especially when dealing with infants in the NICU, which was on the floor that they'd rented and blocked off. My youngest son was just born 12 weeks early back in September and was in the NICU for 8 weeks. When he was first born he was suffering from Pullmonary Hypertension and the first week or so it was a very real possibility that we would lose him. MANY babies in the NICU are sick and at risk of not making it, so yes, even a 5 minute hold up is a VERY big deal. Like another woman mentioned, it's incredibly important for parents and infants in the NICU to have their time together. Bonding is much harder when you have a baby in the NICU, as is breastfeeding, so every moment is extremely detrimental. Not to mention when you have a child in the NICU you have to schedule visits to your own child around the rest of your day. I have a toddler at home so I could only go at certain times, mostly late at night after my little one was already in bed so I could spend as much time with my baby as possible. I could very well understand them needing to rent out a private wing of the hospital, because they are celebrities and there are VERY crazy people out there, but to hold parents back from their children simply because YOU are having a child is wrong. I know that many parents of children in the NICU are now involved in a law suit with that hospital, but I believe they should ALSO go after Jay-Z and Beyonce. They are equally at fault and should be held accountable. Even if they didn't win, I think the little couple should still receive as much bad publicity for that little stunt as possible. What if an infant HAD died? And their mommy and daddy couldn't be there with them because little miss thang felt she and her baby were more important? I used to be a fan, but just like MANY of their used-to-be-fans, due to this incident I will never EVER support either again. I can't even watch the trashy commercials she's in anymore.

Roberta - posted on 01/25/2012




I think that it's totally wrong- even if it is 5 mins. We don't live in a world where everyone is so free to have our schedules and our time treated like it's nothing. If they wanted privacy then they could have had a home delivery- but once they made their demands effect everyone else in the hospital it's gone too far. My daughter went into NICU as well and I would be MORE than unhappy to hear that someone was keeping me away from her for even 1 min. just because THEY want privacy. What makes them more important than my own daughter?

Last time I checked it wasn't their private hospital so why is keeping new parents and their relatives out of the wards, waiting rooms and even hallways- something that anyone should have to be subject to?

Trish - posted on 01/13/2012




I think they have to apologize they can't just take over the hospital because they want privacy those are peoples kids in NICU They will either apologize or get sued.

Denikka - posted on 01/09/2012




I think that if they have been interfering with other parents being able to see their children, that's 100% WRONG of them.
Now, if it's a minor inconvenience, say 5 minutes or whatever, then okay. Buck up, suck it up. Unless it's a Dr. being delayed to go to an emergency, 5 minutes is not a big deal.
But clearing out the hallways and waiting rooms and whatever else. . . . .can we say full of ourselves??
I absolutely think an apology should be offered. Even just a generic *We're really sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused during our stay at the hospital.* At least it would be something.
Totally bugs me when celebrities get this *I'm better than everyone else* attitude thing going on. Although I can understand the need for protection from the paparazzi. Those people are vultures!! And half crazy to boot. Leave the poor people along from cripes sakes and maybe things like this wouldn't be an issue.

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