Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 27 October 2020

More systematic bias and breathtaking hypocrisy from government censor Ofcom as it dismisses 3,000 complaints about BGT comedian Nabil Abdulrashid. I don’t care what he said – free speech is free speech – but he was spared the wrath of the Ofcom tyranny because he was speaking the ‘right’ kind of free speech and the only kind it believes in

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has dismissed more than 3,000 complaints about Britain’s Got Talent contestant Nabil Abdulrashid, citing “freedom of expression” as a reason not to investigate.

The stand-up comedian, from south London, tackled racism and dance troupe Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired routine while competing on the ITV show this month.

His performance sparked 985 complaints on October 3 and 2,199 during the final on October 10. Complaints focused on his stereotyping of right-wing white people and anti-white jokes, promotion of Black Lives Matter and references to Winston Churchill.

A spokeswoman for Ofcom said: “We assessed a number of complaints about this comedy routine.

“In our view, taking account of freedom of expression, the comedian’s satirical take on his life experiences as a black Muslim was likely to have been within audience expectations.”

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