DIVERSITY star Jordan Banjo has hit back at a troll who called him a “disgrace” for their Britain’s Got Talent performance.
The talent show competition has been hit with a staggering 23,308 complaints over the dance group’s Black Lives Matter routine which saw a white police officer kneeling on Ashley Banjo last Saturday.Diversity’s Jordan Banjo hits back at troll who called him a ‘disgrace’ for BGT performance[/caption]
Since the performance, the Diversity boys have had to deal with some horrible abuse online from who didn’t agree with their routine.
One troll in particular took to Twitter last night to tell Jordan, 27, exactly how he thought about him.
He wrote: “You’re a disgrace to every street dancer in the UK”
But the dancer well and truly put the keyboard warrior in his place and hit back with an amazing comment: “Quite a niche demographic there mate.”Jordan hit back at one troll with a very witty comment [/caption] The dance also incorporated topics such as Covid-19, capitalism, and the growth of delivery services[/caption] Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009[/caption]
The nasty comments come after the dance troupe, who won the show in 2009, performed a sensational BLM piece during the first semi-final earlier this month.
The soundtrack to the performance at one point repeated “I can’t breathe”, which again portrayed the lead up to George Floyd’s death.
Since the performance was aired, it has sparked monumental racist abuse against the Diversity performers.The dance made a direct reference to George Floyd’s death in the United States earlier this year[/caption] The dance is currently the second-most complained-about TV moment of the decade [/caption]
Ashley – who is standing in for Simon Cowell on the judging panel – has told how he’s been sent disgusting messages since the performance aired – but “every complaint was worth it”.
His disgusted dancer brother, Jordan, has also hit out as he shared a racist message sent in the aftermath of BGT.
It said: “If you don’t like living in a white country, go live in Africa.
“I think you would genuinely feel more comfortable there.Ashley and Jordan Banjo have received some serious backlash following their special performance[/caption]
“As would I if you did.”
Posting the nasty comment sent to his brother, Jordan said: “And people wanted to complain about us? People wanted to complain and say there isn’t an issue. Makes me sick.”
Despite the huge amount of backlash, ITV told us that they are standing by the dance and Ashley Banjo.
A spokesperson told The Sun Online: “Britain’s Got Talent has always been an inclusive show, which showcases diversity and supports strong storytelling in all forms and ITV stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity’s performance on BGT.
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“Ashley and the group are a great example of the talent, creativity and diversity of modern Britain and their performance was an authentic, heartfelt response to many of the issues and events which have affected society in 2020.”
Diversity’s powerful performance is the second most complained-about moment in the past decade.
If complaints continue to be made to TV watchdog Ofcom, it’s more than likely that it will over take Roxanne Pallett’s Celebrity Big Brother ‘punchgate’ drama with former Corrie star Ryan Thomas which racked up a whopping 25,327 complaints.