EXCLUSIVE: BET Responds After Coming Under Fire from Journalists and Publicists

July 14, 2014 7:57 PM

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EXCLUSIVE: BET Responds After Coming Under Fire from Journalists and Publicists

It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent record-breaking BET Awards show. Since the posting of my Huffington Post piece, with an exclusive statement from Jones detailing his disappointment in being denied credentials for the BET Awards show, I have been inundated with calls, emails and messages from journalists, photographers and publicists characterizing BET's Communication's department as; "arrogant," "incompetent," "dismissive" and "disorganized."

In fact, 25-year public relations maven, Lynn Jeter wrote in an email to scores of her public relations colleagues, "...this year's red carpet was an absolute disaster." Jeter's email's subject line was: "BET RED CARPET DISASTERS AND WITH WHITE PR FIRM SLATE PR."

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