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GMB guest slams ‘irresponsible’ Diversity over BGT performance

Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance on Britain’s Got Talent has received more than 10,000 complaints to Ofcom.

On Good Morning Britain today, the ITV1 daytime favourite asked: “Is prime time the right place for a political message like this?”

Dominique Samuels, 21, from Manchester, says entertainers should stay out of politics as they ‘don’t know what they’re talking about’.

“A lot of the time a very one dimensional, generic and simplistic view of these issues is presented by these entertainers,” she said.

“A lot of the time, quite frankly, they have no knowledge of politics. They don’t know anything about politics.

“They do not have a nuanced or in-depth view of the issues or what they are talking about.”



She continued: “Ashley Banjo and Perrie presented this performance and did some things when people were presenting some very reasonable arguments over why Black Lives Matter should not be promoted on Britain’s Got Talent.

“I personally do not support Black Lives Matter and I find it irresponsible that they pushed messages like these on impressionable young people.

“And impressionable fans in general when only one stance on these issues is presented to them.”

Dapper Laughs, however, hit back: “Politics meant to be about debate and conversation and reason, not labelling someone that doesn’t have the same opinion as you as dumb because of their profession.”

Dominique responded: “You can say that but I’m sorry it’s just the truth. Most entertainers present political issues in incredibly simplistic and generic ways and that’s because they generally don’t know anything about politics, yet young people lap it all up like it’s gospel.

“And what makes it worse is that those that detract aren’t ‘debated’ with or ‘discussed with’, they’re shouted down as racist or called a Brexit supporting coconut then blocked.”



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