Complaints over Diversity’s BGT performance reach new milestone

Brenda Watkins
September 14, 2020

The four minute performance told the story of 2020 including everything from online shopping to the emergence of coronavirus, race riots in the USA and clap for our carers in the UK. Other dancers gathered around them with smartphones, simulating filming the incident.

Banjo has now responded in a video on Instagram, saying it's been a "crazy week" for Diversity members.

Fellow judge Alesha Dixon offered to support him, posting "my black one kiss **" in a comment that was liked more than 1000 times.

The first is Roxanne Pallett's Celebrity Big Brother "punchgate" drama, which reached 25,327 complaints.

Ashley shown earlier that week he had obtained a barrage of abuse within the operation. He thanked his critics for proving that this was necessary.

Meanwhile, he added on Twitter: "So much to say..." But I'll Just let the performance talk.

"Thanks for the thousands of messages about hate and ignorance". You highlight exactly what needs to change. "Sending only love to you".

Some B.G.T. While others insisted there was no room for "political statement" in the talent show, viewers said the "powerful" performance moved them to tears.

It was hailed as powerful by the audience, but sparked more than 10,000 complaints from many who thought it was too much politics for an entertainment show. "What you did was OUTSTANDING".

Another tweeted: "Just incredible powerful performance! You guys are just THE BEST!"

The third post: "Do the right thing".

Roxanne Palette cries in the diary room at Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Actress Roxanne Palette’s Big Brother series raised over 25,000 complaints from Ofcom in 2018

Diversity achieved their magnificent trademark turning dance moves before financing dancers dressed as riot police with shields.

Brother Jordan said on Wednesday that the response was "sad, genuinely".

He said, "Usually it's always love, and of course you get some criticism, but it usually focuses on dancing".

"I feel really anxious and worried saying something like black lives matter when that's all we want, man. Love and positivity".

"Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and shown love and stood by what we did", he said, adding that the group stand by "every decision" they had made with the performance.

"But we got bombarded with messages and also posts of terrible things about people about our own families, about how now Diversity not varied enough since there's just five white folks inside". I can't speak for anyone else.

Ashley started the operation by reciting an viral poem'The' Great Realisation' from the singer Tomfoolery, that will be all about the BLM motion along with police brutality.

The performance attracted both praise and scorn on social media for its political stance, with Ashley Banjo referring to both in a tweet after the show.

When it was over the host branded it "powerful" by the December Donnelly moments.

"This has been a year that people will not forget - it's a year that will go down in history for positive and negative reasons". "We call it hindsight 2020".

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