The Beyhive have still got Karrueche Tran on blast for her remarks about Blue Ivy Carter’s hair, and in her newest plea for forgiveness, she begs for the ‘death wishes’ to stop.
Despite apologies from BET, 106 & Park, and Karrueche Tran, 26, herself, the Beyhive still has Kae in their sights for what she said on-air about Blue Ivy Carter. The apology tour continues in Karrueche’s recent Instagram, where she begs for the “negativity” and “death wishes” to stop.
Karrueche Tran: Death Threats For Blue Ivy Comments Have To Stop — New Apology
Here’s what Karrueche had to say on her Instagram late on Aug. 26:
“Past two days have been extremely draining.. As I geared up for a big day for myself – hosting a live show.. I never expected things to turn out this way.. I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. I would never disrespect anyone’s child in any way and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Beyoncé. My comments have been in complete shambles.. yes I am human too and yes I do make mistakes.. But all this negativity and death wishes are quite a lot.. Definitely a lesson learned from here forth.. Again, on behalf of MYSELF, my sincerest apologies ❤️ #BeyHive”
While Karrueche certainly sounds sincere, she may still be missing the point. It’s not necessarily that it was Beyonce’s child — though that is certainly why she is receiving death threats — but the fact that she commented on a black child’s hair whatsoever.
The idea that Blue Ivy’s hair should be “done” is a white, Eurocentric beauty standard which black women — black children, especially — should not feel pressured to adhere to in order to receive mainstream acceptance. Just saying, Kae.
Karrueche Tran Defended By BET: ‘It Was NOT Her Fault’
In case you missed it, the day following the Video Music Awards where Beyonce reaffirmed her ownership of the universe in an amazing medley of her album Beyoncé, Blue Ivy went up on stage with dad Jay Z to greet Bey after her performance.
The next day on BET’s 106 & Park, Karrueche appeared in a skit called “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought At The VMAs,” where she said, as Blue: “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.”
While she apologized right after — “Sorry, Blue! I love you!” — the damage had been done.
She apologized on Twitter, blaming the 106 & Park teleprompter for her words.
BET backed her up, too — the President of Music Programming and Specials at BET, Stephen Hill, said the following on his own Twitter on Aug. 26:
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.
While, yes, Karrueche’s comments were pretty inexcusable, she’s right: the death threats are not necessary. Educate her — she didn’t commit a violent crime, and the death threats only take away from the issue.
What do you think about Karrueche’s latest apology, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner