So it seems that openly gay web personality and TV host B. Scott was told by BET that in order for him to participate in their on-air red carpet coverage he had to remove his heels and makeup, as well as make other changes to his attire.
According to his account of events, B. Scott was set to host the network’s red carpet pre-show Sunday night before their annual award show, and despite going through several stages of attire approval, the network “yanked” him backstage “and told [me] that my look from head to toe ‘wasn’t acceptable,’” Scott wrote on his blog. “They asked me to pull my hair back, they asked me to change my attire. Let’s be clear, I wasn’t wearing a ball gown and stiletto heels. I was wearing long pants and a long shirt.”
Oh really. Since when does BET have any kind of dress code for their awards show? If B. Scott wants to wear heels on the red carpet, let him. I’d rather see B. Scott in heels than breasts exposed, boxers being held up by a pair of pants at the ankle, nooses on necks, and some of the other questionable looks that BET let pass over the years.
Katt Williams at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center.
Lil Kim at the 2003 BET Awards
2 Chainz at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards
T-Pain and Soulja Boy at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards
Da Brat in 2001 at the BET Awards