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Karrueche Tran in quandary behind joke about Blue Ivy on BET Television Network

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Yesterday Aug. 25 an episode of 106 and Park aired on BET Television Network with guest host Karrueche Tran reading a joke written by staff writers that made fun of Blue Ivy's hair at the VMAs stating, "I really did wake up like this because my parents didn't comb my hair", a joke she was reading from a teleprompter, which in the moment, even she had to say an apology for to Blue Ivy after realizing what had been said.

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Since the show aired President of BET Music Programming and Specials Stephen G. Hill has issued an apology on Twitter stating it was in poor taste:

Stephen Hill @StephenGHill

(1/4) Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child.
1:15 PM - 26 Aug 2014

Stephen Hill @StephenGHill
(2/4)We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible.
1:15 PM - 26 Aug 2014

Stephen Hill @StephenGHill
(3/4)It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future.
1:16 PM - 26 Aug 2014

Stephen Hill @StephenGHill
(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.
1:18 PM - 26 Aug 2014

according to For Harriet Celebrating the Fullness of Black Womanhood

The joke was absolutely in poor taste and there should be a reevaluation of how the community views natural black hair. More important its sad to know BET Television of all networks could even think it appropriate to make fun of a child much less an African American child and their hair.

On Tuesday, she took to Instagram to issue an apology for her part in 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" according to Rap Up.

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