The 2021 BET Awards will be returning live on June 27th from L.A’s Microsoft Theater and they will be inviting individuals who have been vaccinated to be a part of the audience.
The network announced that those who are vaccinated and want to be a part of the audience can register for the event starting on May 27th. BET states that they will work closely with Los Angeles County to make sure that everyone adheres to the COVID-19 protocols.
BET’s president, Scott Mills said in a statement, “Since the beginning of the pandemic, BET has been at the forefront of recovery efforts for our community, turning entertainment touchpoints into opportunities to empower our audiences and help combat the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19.”
He continued, “Vaccination rates among Black Americans are significantly lower than other communities. We are committed to using our signature programming event- The BET Awards- to encourage vaccination in our community.”
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