17 Sep Britain’s Got Talent: Diversity’s Black Lives Matter performance won’t face Ofcom investigation | Ents & Arts News
Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain’s Got Talent will not face investigation from media regulator Ofcom.
The routine has sparked over 24,000 complaints from members of the public since it aired on ITV on 5 September.
After assessing the complaints, the watchdog has concluded the dance did not raise issues which warranted investigation under its broadcasting rules.
A spokesperson for the media watchdog said: “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.”