ITV Network Flooded with Complaints over 'Britain's Got Talent' Black Lives Matter Dance Routine

ITV Network Flooded with Complaints over 'Britain's Got Talent' Black Lives Matter Dance Routine


British television network ITV has been flooded with tens of thousands of complaints after Britain’s Got Talent’s former winners performed a routine inspired by the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Variety reports the channel has received over 21,000 complaints since the routine was broadcast on September 5th, where the dance troupe Diversity performed a Black Lives Matter-inspired routine.

Part of the routine involved group member Ashley Banjo lying on the floor while a fellow dancer dressed in police gear handcuffed him, with the performance billed by the talent show as “a performance that will be talked about for years to come.”

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Banjo, who is also serving as a temporary judge in the absence of Simon Cowell, claimed the routine had seen him subjected to “everything from racial abuse to threats to just some really nasty stuff that I’m not going to give any more time than it

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