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On-Air Joke Gets Producer Suspended

Aug 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A TV producer has been suspended after making a joke on-air. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Karrueche Tran was suspended by BET over a joke she made about Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter.

The joke aired Monday during the network’s “106 & Park” show, when guest host Tran was talking about Blue Ivy’s hypothetical thoughts during MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, where the child appeared with her mother onstage.

Tran said the child may have been thinking, “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.” She added, “Sorry, Blue! I love you!”

BET president of music programming and specials Stephen Hill publicly apologized on Twitter, writing, “Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child.” He added that the network had apologized to the parents, and that it wasn’t Tran’s fault. “We also apologize to her for putting her in that position,” Hill wrote on Twitter.

On Twitter, Tran noted that she didn’t write the joke.

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One Comment

  1. Suspending Tran for that joke is ridiculous; first of all, she wasn’t picking on the kid, she was picking on the parents. Have we gotten to the point where you had better just say nothing about anything and everything? I’m not so sure I’d like Mime TV, and not saying anything on the radio would even be worse. This is what I’d call a severe case of anal-cranial inversion on the part of Tran’s bosses, or did Beyonce and Jay-Z complain and make BET suspend her? Jeezuz Stephen, grow a pair!

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