Ofcom dismisses complaints over BLM dance on Britain’s Got Talent

Regulator says Diversity routine was ‘call for unity’ after receiving 24,500 complaints

Britain Got Talent has been cleared of any breach of broadcasting rules after 24,500 people complained about a Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on the ITV talent show.

The dance troupe Diversity, a previous winner of the contest, made a special performance on the programme on Saturday 5 September. Their routine, framed as a father retrospectively telling his young son about the events of 2020, included references to the coronavirus outbreak, police brutality against black people, and the death of George Floyd, which prompted global Black Lives Matter protests.

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