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BET Apologizes To Beyonce And Jay Z After Karrueche Tran Read A Joke About Blue Ivy's Hair, Suspends '106 & Park' Producer For The 'Stupid' Joke

BET has issued an apology after Karrueche Tran read a joke about Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter, Monday, Aug. 25, on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

Last weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards, Blue Ivy was seen adorably dancing to her mom's "Flawless" performance. BET, however, decided to poke fun at the cute moment on a segment of "106 & Park" titled "Top 6 Things Blue Ivy Thought About The VMAs," PerezHilton reported.

And at one point during the segment, Tran read a joke about Blue Ivy's hair, saying, "I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair." After some awkward laughs, Chris Brown's on-off girlfriend apologized, claiming that she loves Blue Ivy. Her apology, however, came too late, as fans of the "Crazy in Love" hitmaker had already started to slam the model on social media.

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, BET's president of music programming and specials, Stephen Hill, took to Twitter to publicly apologize for the "stupid" and "unthoughtful" joke.

"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," Hill wrote in a series of tweets.

He then posted a follow-up tweet, defending Tran from the bashers. "Oh, and please don't hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position," Hill added.

A source at the network, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, told the Associated Press that a "106 & Park" producer was suspended because of Tran's remark about Beyonce and Jay Z's 2-year-old daughter.

Meanwhile, Tran is said to be truly embarrassed by the insensitive joke she read.

"She was mortified when she read those words about Blue but she had to keep her composure and play it off," a source close to Tran told Hollywood Life. "It really affected her because she really loves Beyonce and her music and just wish this never happened."

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