5 Oct 2020
Almost 25,000 viewers complained to Ofcom about Ashley Banjo and Diversity's powerful performance on Britain's Got Talent last month, making it one of the most talked about television moments of the decade. But does this make Britain inherently racist? For the first time since the show aired the man at the centre of it all goes on record to explain why he did it, what his message is and how that four-minute routine has changed his life forever.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr 🖤— Ashley Banjo (@AshleyBanjo) September 5, 2020
So much to say... But I’ll Just let the performance talk. Thousands of messages of Love and support - Thank you 🖤 For the thousands of messages of hate and ignorance - Thank you. You highlight exactly what needs to change. Sending nothing but love to you all 🙏🏽🇬🇧 #Diversity pic.twitter.com/3kP0ymUj88— Ashley Banjo (@AshleyBanjo) September 6, 2020
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You can't help but watch in awe as Diversity command the stage with a performance that will be talked about for years to come
Youtube: 5 Sep 2020
Diversity Black Lives Matters inspired performance on ITV's Britain's Got Talent has attracted hundreds of complaints.
Ofcom have received over 25,000 plus complaints about BGT, regarding Diversity.
Ashley Banjo routine saw him being knelt on by a police officer, which was a reference to George Floyd's death in police custody.
Ashley Banjo, who is also a BGT judge, said Diversity "wanted to express how the events of this year have made us feel".
An Ofcom spokesperson told the BBC. "We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules,
but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate".
There was no confirmation of the exact nature of the complaints but the performance attracted many more thousand praise than
scorn on social media for some say ‘political stance’ we say a reminder that black lives matters and we’re here to make human changes!
TWITTER ITV @ITV ·Sep 15
A statement about Britain's Got Talent supports Diversity's performance without the right to reply on Twitter by disabling it tweets,
knowing it will be deluge with irritate complainants.
ITV went on to receive more ‘likes’ than the 25,000 plus complaints with hours of posting the tweet in support of Ashely and the group Diversity!
Ashely Banjo repsonds
We believe in a world where every person belongs
We reject racism that stands in the way.
MAKE THAT STAND WITH US!
ZERO TOLERANCE TO RACISM
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