BET Apologizes for Blue Ivy Joke Read By Karrueche Tran
On Monday night, Aug. 25, Beyoncé's loyal fanbase, the Beyhive, came after Chris Brown's girlfriend and on-air personality Karrueche Tran after she recited a tasteless joke about Bey and Jay Z's daughter, Blue Ivy.
BET's 106 & Park aired a segment in which they acted out the "top six things Blue Ivy thought about the VMAs." "'I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair,'" Karrueche said as Blue Ivy, before laughing. "Sorry, Blue! I love you!"
Once fan-curated Instagram videos of the segment surfaced on social media platforms, Karrueche went on Twitter to say that she didn't come up with the script.
Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn't write this script y'all lol— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 25, 2014
Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, took to Twitter on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to apologize for the segment and defend Karrueche. He also mentioned that he reached out to Bey and Jay privately to apologize.
(1/4) Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child.— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 26, 2014
(2/4)We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible.— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 26, 2014
(3/4)It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future.— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 26, 2014
(4/4) Oh, and please don’t hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position.— Stephen Hill (@StephenGHill) August 26, 2014
This isn't the first time Blue Ivy has been criticized for her hair. A Brooklyn resident created an insensitive change.org petition titled "Comb her hair."
Meanwhile, Blue is busy being flawless. The power couple's baby girl was caught throwing her little hands up when following her mom's dance routine to "Flawless" at the MTV VMAs on Sunday.