Today we published a story sharing the drama with Karrueche Tran making an insensitive joke about Blue Ivy’s hair live on 106 & Park this week. Feel free to read the last story here.
Realizing the amount of bad press they received because of the blunder, BET decided to made a public apology about the incident on Twitter, and has suspended the producer who changed the words on the Telepromtor last minute that Karrueche read. President of BET Stephen Hill released the following statement via Twitter:
Recently BET also announced that the show 106 & Park will be suspended for a week or two. This was before the incident, so it is considered unrelated. However, you can’t help but wonder about the timing.
While we do not blame Karrueche completely, we do think that she can’t just read or answer just anything on the air. She will need to be trained to be able to read and decipher if something could be bad for her or others, especially if she is made to be the face of it.
It is important to be able to think on your feet, which isn’t easy when you are on a live show. We all make mistakes, so it is a lesson learned, and hopefully she knows now that networks do not look out for you; it’s all about ratings.
All in all we are glad that BET took full responsibility, and did what they had to do with the person who thought it was cute to make fun of a toddler.
Well there you have it. Comment below, and let us know what you think about BET’s twitter apology. Do you think it was enough? The blogs are saying that the damage is already done, and considering there is now a petition on Whitehouse.gov asking for Karrueche’s deportation, people are still pretty mad about it.