BRITAIN’S Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon told viewers angry over a controversial Black Lives Matter performance by Diversity last Saturday that they could “Kiss Her Black Ass”.
Dixon, 41 who found fame in the early noughties girlband Mis-Teeq who had a hit with the song ‘Scandalous’ is bound to cause even more of a scandal in the row that has left Britain divided.
The singer judge was responding to comments made by Ashley Banjo who told angry Brits that they did not represent “The Great British Public” in the row over the highly political performance.
She told angry viewers: “The can kiss my black a**!” (sic).
Banjo also branded viewers “hateful” and “ignorant” after his dance group Diversity performed a highly charged performance that was based on the violent Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the UK and America.
Banjo, who’s dance troupe won the competition in 2009 beating Susan Boyle told viewers that “Change” was inevitable and told them to “Get used to it” adding that they “Do not represent or speak for the Great British public”.
His comments came as over EIGHT THOUSAND angry viewers complained to Ofcom over the political stunt meaning that the programme could now become one of the most complained about this year.
Banjo was also blasted by a young Dad who said a violent Black Lives Matter inspired performance on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent “scared his child” on Saturday night and called for other parents who had a similar experience to “contact Ofcom” to complain.
Jamie, from Manchester, contacted Politicalite on social media after hearing that over 3,000 people had complained to Ofcom over the politically charged dance routine.
The young Dad told us: “It was vile and the political violence scared my kid.”
Jamie added: “Kids are already scared enough right now they don’t need this.” He urged others who felt the same to contact Ofcom.
ITV has backed Banjo and BGT and has refused to apologise.
A spokeswoman for the network, that is facing an advertising slump and has been kicked out of the FTSE 100 index said: “Diversity’s performance offered their take on the extraordinary events of 2020 opening up important topics of conversation. The show was complied for a family audience.”
Ofcom said in a statement: “We have received complaints in relation to last Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent, most of which related to the Diversity dance segment.”
“We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
Ashley Banjo’s brother Jordan addressed the row on his Kiss FM breakfast show on Wednesday.
He told listeners: “”Of course you get some critiques but normally it’s focused on the dance.”
“But this one was different, it was really important, it was special to us. We are all about positivity and love and we got so much positivity and love back from this one.”
“But we also got bombarded with messages and articles of horrible stuff about us, about our families, about how even now Diversity not diverse enough because there’s only five white people in it.”
”I can’t speak for anyone else it’s sad, it’s sad, genuinely.”
“I feel really anxious and worried saying something like black lives matter when that’s all we want man, love and positivity.”
“No one is saying only black lives matter, as a son and as a dad, I look at Pel [Perri] and I just.. it’s all positivity and love, let’s keep it moving.”
Ofcom said it had received 7,581 complaints and added: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
Despite the backlash, it seems that ITV and Diversity have failed to get the message.
Make sure you turn off the woke joke of a programme, it’s well past its sell-by date.