During an episode of the BET’s 106 & Park, guest host Karrueche Tran read a scripted joke which has gotten a massive amount of backlash. In an attempt to poke fun at some of the VMA’s most memorable moments, Tran referenced the daughter of superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z. The little girl, Blue Ivy, was present at the awards show in order to assist her father in presenting Beyonce with the Vanguard Award.
Tran joked about what the small girl was hypothetically thinking during the awards show, saying, “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.”
Fans of the famous family quickly took to social media to voice their outrage.
Blue Ivy’s Hair Is Perfect and You Should Shut Up About It http://t.co/PADnlM1UEM
— Jenell (@BlakIzBeautyful) August 28, 2014
Beyonces fans have started a petition to exile karrueche after the blue ivy hair joke pic.twitter.com/jTb9ftvUW2
— Gracious K (@Graciouskisay) August 28, 2014
Karrueche lost 200 000 followers on Instagram because she made fun of Blue Ivy’s hair. LOL! Beyonce Stans are a cult.
— LORDE M (@Lionezz__) August 28, 2014
Blue Ivy’s hair is flawless. We should be affirming, uplifting & bowing down to these little textured girls’ crowns.
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) August 27, 2014
those jokes about blue ivy’s natural hair are cruel and disgusting. how much do you hate yourself that you have to criticize a baby?
— the oracle. (@threesunsets) August 27, 2014
People that make fun of Blue Ivy’s hair are tacky and classless. She is a baby and her hair is natural & perfect. Go away.
— Julie Ofcharsky (@JulieOfcharsky) August 26, 2014
The awkward joke was in response to Blue Ivy’s hair at the VMA awards, which she attended with her famous parents.
Since Tran read the scripted joke, both she and BET have apologized profusely. But that wasn’t good enough for Beyonce and Jay Z, who apparently can’t take a joke. 106 & Park has been cancelled for a week and punitive action has been taken against the person responsible for writing the joke.
Was it distasteful to suggest that Beyonce and Jay Z don’t properly care for their child? Yes. In all actuality, she probably has a team of nannies who cater to her every whim. She is probably a very well taken care of little girl. The fact of the matter is that if you don’t want the whole world talking about your kid, then don’t thrust them into the spotlight. Don’t use them as a shameless publicity stunt to show the world that you’re a perfect, happy family.
The real people to blame in this situation are Blue Ivy’s parents, Beyonce and Jay Z. There is no surer way to corrupt your child than to make them famous. Plenty of celebrities choose to keep their children out of the limelight, but not these two.