Diversity's BLM performance on Britain's Got Talent cleared by Ofcom after complaints soar to over 24,500

BRITAIN'S Got Talent's BLM dance has been cleared by the TV watchdog- who today said they won't act despite it receiving 24,500 complaints.

Ofcom told The Sun today that they will not investigate Diversity's performance, which saw a police officer kneeling on Ashley Banjo.

The decision has upset some viewers, with one insisting: "We need a petition to get rid of Ofcom."

A spokesperson for the watchdog said: "We concluded that the programme did not raise issues which warranted investigation under our broadcasting rules."

A spokesperson for Ofcom added: "We carefully considered a large number of complaints about this artistic routine, an area where freedom of expression is particularly important.

"Diversity’s performance referred to challenging and potentially controversial subjects, and in our view, its central message was a call for social cohesion and unity.

"Any depictions of violence by the performers were highly stylised and symbolic of recent global events, and there was no explicit reference to any particular political organisation – but rather a message that the lives of black people matter.”

It came after ITV yesterday said they were standing by the dance – and Britain's Got Talent stand-in judge Ashley Banjo.

A spokesperson told The Sun Online: "Britain's Got Talent has always been an inclusive show, which showcases diversity and supports strong storytelling in all forms and ITV stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity's performance on BGT.

"Ashley and the group are a great example of the talent, creativity and diversity of modern Britain and their performance was an authentic, heartfelt response to many of the issues and events which have affected society in 2020."

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