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.