“Man calls ITV to complain about Diversity BLM routine” parody
Award-winning dance troupe, Diversity, has been at the centre of a storm over a performance on Britain’s Got Talent which was themed around the Black Lives Matter movement.
One section mirrored the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer, which triggered the most recent round of protests in the US – and then worldwide.
More than 15,000 complains were made to the broadcasting standards watchdog, Ofcom, inspiring Michael Spicer to imagine how a complaint phone call might have gone – complete with some app jiggery-pokery to age him.
man calls itv to complain about diversity blm routine pic.twitter.com/H8YnLxb3Pa
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) September 12, 2020
These comments were spot on.
Good god this is funny. Thank you for this.
— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) September 12, 2020
— GailRenard (@GailRenard) September 12, 2020
— #AlaGuerreCommeAlaGuerre (@YouGetItRight) September 12, 2020
Graeme Swanson noticed something rather satisfying.
I like that this now has more likes than people who complained. https://t.co/F2bnllRTUj
— Graeme Swanson (@swansonian) September 12, 2020
Finally, here’s the dance so many people found offensive.
Eagerly waiting for the Free Speech lot to let rip on those trying to cancel Diversity!!
— Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) September 13, 2020
Presumably, the letters of support from Peter Hitchens, Laurence Fox and Toby Young are on the way right now.