shut eyes to
shut (one's) eyes to (something)
To willfully ignore, pretend not to notice, or choose not to deal with something. My parents have always thought of Jake as the golden child, and they're constantly shutting their eyes to some of his biggest faults. Mr. President, we can just shut our eyes to the instability of the economy, or else we could be facing a worldwide recession in the near future.
shut (one's) eyes to
To refuse to consider or acknowledge: administrators who shut their eyes to pervasive corruption.