Ashley Banjo has hit back at mounting complaints obtained by Ofcom concerning the Black Lives Matter-inspired dance routine by his group Diversity on Britain’s Got Expertise on Saturday night time, saying “Change is inevitable… Get used to it.”
On the time of writing, Ofcom had obtained 2,966 complaints, in response to The Mirror.
“We’re assessing the complaints towards our broadcasting guidelines, however are but to determine whether or not or to not examine,” an Ofcom spokesperson instructed the BBC on Monday.
Banjo, who’s a short lived choose on Britain’s Got Expertise in Simon Cowell’s absence, has responded to the trolling he’s obtained since Diversity’s highly effective routine with an Instagram put up that highlights a damaging put up that includes himself and different outstanding black British celebrities.
“For the folks sending this:
1. You don’t signify or converse for the Nice British public.
2. Silence was by no means and can by no means be an choice.
3. Change is inevitable… Get used to it
Earlier on Monday, Banjo responded to the rising criticism with an preliminary put up on Instagram.
“I’m so grateful and overwhelmed by the entire love and help but additionally by the quantity of dialog this efficiency has thrown up 2020 has been such a historic yr. In the future we’ll look back and realise it was the beginning of actual change…
Sending out nothing however love and positivity to everybody studying this put up ”
The Mirror reported that Banjo has obtained hundreds of hateful messages about Diversity’s efficiency, however Britain’s Got Expertise and one in every of his fellow judges had been standing behind him
A spokesperson for Britain’s Got Expertise stated: “Diversity’s efficiency provided their tackle the extraordinary occasions of 2020 opening up necessary matters of dialog. The present was compiled for a household viewers.”
Fellow choose David Walliams retweeted Banjo’s Instagram put up on Monday.
Watch the routine which Diversity carried out, that includes a re-enactment of the notorious George Floyd arrest, on Saturday’s first dwell semi-final of Britain’s Got Expertise 2020.
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