New Emails and Texts Show BET Forced B. Scott to Dress More “Manly” At 2013 BET Awards
We’re sure most of you remember the drama involving BET and transgender blogger B. Scott last year. B. Scott was pissed at the network after they told him to change into something more “manly” for the BET Awards.
The network offered up some generic apology to Scott, but he felt like the apology wasn’t sincere, so he filed a lawsuit against their a**. He claimed the network publicly humiliated him during the BET Awards.
Well, now TMZ has obtained some emails and texts from BET execs and they pretty much prove that the network did make Scott change his outfit.
Music Programming President, Stephen Hill, wrote an e-mail before the show, “I don’t want ‘looking like a woman B Scott.’ I want tempered B Scott.” He wrote in the email. The network VP shot back with an email saying, “I can speak to him about being less ‘womanly.’”
Of course, Scott was pissed when he was told to change his outfit,
(“womanly” Scott on the left and “manly” Scott on the right)
After the show, a BET producer wrote an email explaining just how upset Scott was, “He got upset and said he was going to blow this s**t up and call GLAAD.”
And then there is this interesting email from Monique Ware,
“The spin should be he was late for a live show and subsequently replaced and it would have been awkward in a live show to have the person assuming his role removed and him inserted.
Unless we can make public the reason we didn’t want him dressed the way he normally does, I would stay away from suits, suit selections, etc.”
Who else thinks this whole thing is a bit silly? It was silly for BET to even ask a transgender to be on the show if they didn’t want him looking like a woman. It’d be like asking Miley Cyrus to show up at your party with clothes on.
And it’s also silly that B. Scott is making such a big deal about this whole thing. So they asked you to change clothes, is it really that big of deal? And if it is, just walk out on their a** and tell them they can go to hell. Don’t do exactly what they tell you to do!
Stand up for yourself! And no, I don’t consider suing them for millions of dollars as standing up for yourself. (178)