Beloved multi-media maven, B. Scott, was allegedly told by Black Entertainment Television (BET) that he couldn’t wear high heels to host the 2013 BET Awards pre-show red carpet, and infuriated fans have taken to social media to demand an apology on behalf of the gender-bending internet celebrity.
Since news of the discriminatory decision began to circulate around #BlackTwitter, droves of fans have voiced their support for the androgynous mega-personality, including A-List couple, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe:
Scott also received support from Procter & Gamble:
My TRUE saving grace was the Procter & Gamble consultant, who said: “We at P&G do not support what they are doing to you.”—
B. Scott (@lovebscott) July 01, 2013
With BET being known for its hypersexualized and inappropriate award shows, it is laughable that they would choose to exhibit misplaced morality when it comes to B. Scott.
This is, after all, a show which featured R. Kelly ( an alleged pedophile who enjoys urinating on minor girls), coming from a network which regularly rewards misogyny, violence and sexism. In award shows past, they allowed rapper Lil’ Wayne to perform ‘I Wish I Could F*ck Every Girl In The World’ with underage girls (we’re talking 11- or 12-years old) shimmying across the stage.
This is a network that segues from the pulpit to ‘p**sy poppin’ without blinking an eye — Hallelujah, now pass the collection plate so I can get 1 dollar bills for Nicki Minaj’s performance – but a gay man wearing high heels is inappropriate?
BET likes to claim ‘We Got You,’ but apparently not if you’re a gender non-conforming man with a fierce shoe game.
The network has yet to acknowledge the situation or issue an apology; however, if they have a modicum of class, it won’t be long before they do.
It is 2013. This kind of blatant homoantagonistic discrimination is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
Twitter reacts to B. Scott controversy:
But about this BScott BET thing. Is it really that simple? I wanna know. I can’t imagine they’d do that b/c the backlash would be huge.—
Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 01, 2013
BET to B. Scott: ‘You’re Not Allowed to Host Pre-Show in High Heels’ was originally published on newsone.com