BET apologies to fashion blogger over attire clash

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 11:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network's pre-awards show.

The network called the incident with B. Scott, which took place before Sunday's BET Awards, a "misunderstanding." On his blog Monday, Scott said he was told to change his outfit — a flowing black tunic and black pants — to a more conservative suit. He also said he was asked to pull his long black hair back in a ponytail and not to wear heels.

He did appear on the show in makeup and suit.

In a Monday statement to The Associated Press, BET said it embraces global diversity and blamed the dispute on "unfortunate miscommunications from both parties."

The network said it regretted any "unintentional offense."

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