BET Suspends Producer of ’106 & Park’ due to "Blue Ivy" controversy

Katherine De Guzman – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Blue Ivy Carter has been the laughing stock during a segment from BET’s ’106&Park’ show. The segment was called “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought At The VMAs” and the line read by Karrueche Tran has sparked outrage from the viewers especially from Beyonce’s fan base called the “BeyHive”.

Tran’s script was read and it targeted the 2-year-old girl’s hair. She said, “”I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair,” as if portraying how Blue Ivy would have said it. Tran was taken aback and said that she should have reviewed her lines but the damage has already been done.

Anyway, a source from BET claimed that the producer for the segment has already been suspended. The source revealed this in utmost confidentiality because BET did not want to announce it to the public.

A source from BET said that the producer of the segment was suspended. The source’s name was not mentioned because the matter was not supposed to be discussed in public.

Aside from the rumored suspension, Stephen Hill, the president of music programming and specials of BET, also released a public apology. It was posted on his official Twitter account. The tweet goes: “Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child. It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future.”

Hill also said that he already reached out to Bey and Jay so he can apologize in behalf of the show.

Tran has been dragged into the situation and Hill also told the people not to hate on her and she completely had nothing to do with the segment.

Tran has been getting death wishes from Bey’s fans and she has blamed the producers of the segment about her mistake. Tran co-hosted the event on the 25th of August after the glamourous night of the VMAs.

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