We’re assuming BET knew about B. Scott’s larger-than-life personality before hiring him to host the BET Awards pre-show segment last weekend, so they probably should have known he was going to arrive in an outfit that would put Beyonce’s wardrobe to shame.
The media personality, best known for his work on YouTube and striking androgynous fashion sense, cried “homophobia” this weekend after he claims the BET Network asked him to change his entire outfit—and ditch the heels—before appearing on live television. Not wanting to cause a scene, B. Scott says he respectfully obliged and hosted the red carpet pre-show in traditionally male clothing.
Scott tweeted up a storm following the incident, telling fans that “I wasn’t going to say anything but my spirit is truly hurt.”
After, B. Scott opened up on his blog:
“It’s not just about the fact that BET forced me to pull my hair back, asked me to take off my makeup, made me changed my clothes and prevented me from wearing a heel. It’s more so that from the mentality and environment created by BET made me feel less than and that something was wrong with who I am as a person.”
This morning, following a frenzy whipped up by the internet, BET issued an official apology to B. Scott:
“BET Networks embraces global diversity in all its forms and seeks to maintain an inclusive workforce and a culture that values all perspectives and backgrounds. The incident with B. Scott was a singular one with a series of unfortunate miscommunications from both parties. We regret any unintentional offense to B. Scott and anyone within the LGBT community and we seek to continue embracing all gender expressions.”
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