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Blue Ivy off limits: BET producer suspended after insipid Blue Ivy hair joke

Blue Ivy has had her fair share of disparaging words aimed her way already in her young life as the daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z. This is outrageous and unacceptable behavior and this innocent child should be off limits as the butt of any joke. While you might expect this from some deranged comic, you wouldn’t expect this from BET, but it happened.

Blue Ivy's hair is off limits, a message sent to BET producer with a suspension.
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According to ABC News on Aug. 27, a producer at BET has been suspended over a joke that was scripted for a guest to say about Blue Ivy during a live show. During the VMA countdown show on BET, “106 & Park,” on Monday night Karrueche Tran was a guest on the show. The segment was supposed to be funny and it was about Blue Ivy’s hypothetical thoughts.

Guest host Tran said when Blue Ivy appeared: “I really didn’t wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.” Of course she was referring to Blue Ivy’s naturally thick and gorgeous hair, which has been a target in the past as Jet Magazine reports.

After that comment, people were outraged, as they should be. Beyonce and Jay Z’s choice of letting their little girl’s hair grow natural is a fine choice, but most of all it is their choice and no one’s business. A producer who has been with BET for two years has been suspended over this insipid joke. While the person reporting this news could not reveal his name, it came from inside source reports MSN News.

Tran made sure to convey in a tweet that those were not her words, she didn’t write that joke. She was ready to say, "Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyonce and Blue Ivy!" Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music programing and specials publicly apologized on Twitter. His network also reached out to Beyonce and Jay Z with an apology.

Hill also said that this comment made by Tran was not her fault. He also extended the apology to Tran from BET for putting her in that position. As Jet Magazine said enough is enough about Blue Ivy’s hair. It is so unfair to be picking on this innocent child for her natural curls.