Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom will not investigate Diversity’s routine on Britain’s Got Talent, saying it did not “consider” the performance to be racist.
The regulator said the main message of the routine, featuring a white performer dressed as a US police officer and kneeling over Ashley Banjo, was “one of social cohesion and unity”.
Ofcom received around 24,500 complaints about the programme, which is almost a record for the decade.
It concluded that the dance, which it said was “symbolic of recent global events”, did not raise issues which warranted investigation under its broadcasting rules.
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