Celebrities Aren't Our Death Threat Punching Bags
8/27/2014 9:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
No matter how awful of a person you think a celebrity is -- no matter how heinous they act, or how annoying they can be, there's one thing that's certain: death threats are NEVER OK.
After Karrueche Tran made that awful, unacceptable joke about poor little Blue Ivy on BET's "106 & Park," we learned that the joke was added in right before the live show began. People got mad, and that should have been the end, but no.
No, Karrueche is getting far too much hate right now. Here's a message from her Instagram:
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
Now see, this is just sad now. Even if she had known about the Blue Ivy comments beforehand, and even if she wrote the "joke" herself, death threats are completely uncalled for. Like, she could have, god forbid, teased Blue Ivy to her adorable little face about her hair, and yes, that would be so very awful, but death threats? Nope, still unacceptable.
When are people going to learn that just because someone says something you disagree with, that's not a viable reason for them to die?