Apologies To Beyonce And Jay Z Not Enough, BET Producer Suspended For Blue Ivy Hair Joke
By Annie Dee | August 28, 2014 1:35 PM EST
BET admits that the joke on Blue Ivy's hair was unbecoming and disrespectful, and the network suspended a producer.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are the world's highest-paid celebrity couple, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. The couple earned a combined $95 million over the past year.
On Monday, Karrueche Tran delivered a joke on Beyonce and Jay Z's 2-year-old daughter's hair at the BET's music video countdown show "106 & Park."
Page Six reports that after extending the apologies to the affected parties, the network decided that the responsible network producer should also be sacked. Karrueche Tran, who hosted the show, already apologized to the public and BET also cleared her of any misdoings.
During a segment on Blue Ivy's hypothetical thoughts during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, guest host Tran said: "I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair." This was the moment when Blue Ivy joined her mother onstage at the prestigious awards show. Even though Tran giggled and quickly apologized for the joke, viewers were still not happy.
The viewers' rection reached Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials. As such, even before the sacking of the producer, Hill apologized publicly for the said joke on Twitter:
"Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child. We apologize publically to the child's parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible. It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future. Oh, and please don't hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position."
Hill shared that the network also extended their apologies directly to Blue Ivy's parents, Beyonce and Jay Z.
On the other hand, Tran, Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend, shared a lengthy new apology on her Instagram after receiving death threats over the joke.
"Past two days have been extremely draining.. As I geared up for a big day for myself - hosting a live show.. I never expected things to turn out this way.. I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. I would never disrespect anyone's child in any way and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Beyoncé. My comments have been in complete shambles.. yes I am human too and yes I do make mistakes.. But all this negativity and death wishes are quite a lot.. Definitely a lesson learned from here forth.. Again, on behalf of MYSELF, my sincerest apologies #BeyHive," Tran wrote.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- Pope Francis: World War III Has Started On Piecemeal
- After Win Over Maidana, Mayweather Says He Is Prepared To Negotiate A Fight With Pacquiao
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
Join the Conversation
- ‘America's Got Talent’ (AGT) Season 9 (2014) Winner: Betting Odds And Judges Predict Who Could Win The Finals
- ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (DWTS) Season 19 (2014) Winner Predictions: Fellow Contestants And Betting Odds Predict Who Could Win Mirror Ball Trophy
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 8 Spoilers: Nine Moments From Episode 1, The Locomotion Interruption
- ‘The Bachelor Australia’ Season 2 Preview: Sam’s Fairy Tale Date, Belly Dancing Time, Who Exits
- Norman Reedus Instagrams ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Poster Featuring Rick Grimes With A Twist
- iOS 8 Release Date Of Sept 17 Has Arrived: Update Begins At 10AM Pacific Time, Upgrade Your iDevices With iOS 7.1.2 First To Install iOS 8
- Pregnant Kate Middleton May Call Off Malta Trip Due To Sickness: Royal Couple Will Move To Anmer Hall Residence
- Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 October Release Date Roundup: Freshly Leaked Protective Case Debuts Unique Vent Alongside Camera
- Why Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Not The Best Smartphone To Purchase Now? If You Still Want To, Wait For A Month To Get It Cheap
- Ukraine Crisis: Poland Denies Supplying Weapons To Kiev
- Google Nexus 8 Release Date Countdown Begins Oct 8: 8 Killer Specs and Features to Expect
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MF 370: Indonesian Police Chief Claims He Knows What Happened To Missing Jet