Karrueche Tran Under Fire For Blue Ivy Comments

Posted: Aug 27 2014, 9:10pm CDT | by , in News


Karrueche Tran Under Fire for Blue Ivy Comments
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Beyoncé fans are upset with Karrueche.

Karrueche Tran has apologized for mocking Blue Ivy's hair.

The 26-year-old model hosted BET's "106 & Park" on Monday, and joked about Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter's appearance on Monday at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards during a segment in which the hosts highlighted the "top six things Blue Ivy thought about at the MTV VMA's."

"I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair," she said in an imitation of the two-year-old.

Karreuche played off the joke, laughing, "Sorry Blue! I love you!"

One fan of Beyonce was so upset that they went as-far-as going to setup a White House petition to have Tran "deported," even though she is a U.S. citizen.

Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, went and took to Twitter to apologize for the segment and defend Tran by saying, " Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child.  We apologize publically to the child's parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible.  It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future.  Oh, and please don't hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault.  We also apologize to her for putting her in that position."

One fan wrote in a blog from Lipstick Alley: “She is a celeb with fame and she brings her baby out in public. She is not exempt from discussion. We waited impatiently for her to stop covering her up so we could all comment. So now some don’t like what’s being said ... If she doesn’t believe in or doesn’t want to take the time to do her baby’s hair, she is going to have to deal with the criticism.” Another commenter said, “This isn’t about ‘good hair’ like people are trying to make it out to be. It’s about being and looking kempt or unkempt.”

Her publicist released a lengthy statement on the matter stating:

“Yesterday, Karrueche Tran co-hosted 106 & Park and while hosting the show, she made a comment about Blue Ivy’s hair during the segment “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought at the VMAs”. In no way did Karrueche mean to offend Blue Ivy or her parents, Beyonce and Jay Z.

“This was Karrueche’s first time hosting on live television. Although she had been rehearsing the script for days, there was a script change ten minutes before showtime to add coverage of the VMAs and the Mike Brown Memorial. Karrueche had not reviewed the revised script until she read it on the teleprompter.

“Karrueche is taking full responsibility for the comment but wants it clear that she would not mock a child, “I am a huge Beyonce fan and I love Blue Ivy. I apologize for the comment and wish I had a chance to review the revised script so that I could have avoided participating in that segment.

“Karrueche admires girls and women who wear natural hair, “I love that Blue is able to wear her natural hair. I laugh when I am nervous and when I registered what I had just said, I of course was taken aback.”

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