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.”