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

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.

Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and sSpecials of BET Network
Photo by Frederick M. Brown
Karrueche Tran in tough situation behind joke by writers on BET
Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET

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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