Alesha Dixon has been applauded for “hitting back at racists” who complained about Diversity’s Black Lives Matters dance on Britain’s Got Talent.
Diversity have been the subject of almost 25,000 Ofcom complaints over the past fortnight after performing a routine inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement on the hit reality show.
After ITV stood by Diversity amid the complaints and Ofcom revealed they wouldn’t be investigating the dance, Ashley Banjo’s fellow judge Alesha has backed her pal.
The 41 year old stunned in a gorgeous yellow dress as she took to the judging panel on Saturday night, but it was her “BLM” necklace that had viewers talking.
Outrageously, Alesha’s piece of jewellery garnered even more complaints from social media users, with some even bizarrely accusing her of being “racist” for supporting the movement.
But fans of the show were quick to jump to the former Mis-Teeq star’s defence, with many over the moon that she made the statement.
One viewer wrote: “Alesha Dixon wearing a BLM necklace to show she doesn’t give af about you racist t**ts, who complained to Ofcom about Diversity’s BLM dance.”
A second wrote: “Alesha Dixon p**sing off the racists is giving me good Saturday night entertainment. If you got offended by her necklace then I hate to tell you this, but millennials and gen z aren’t the snowflakes – you are.”
While a third laughed: “Hope all the racists are seething through their teeth at icon Alesha Dixon wearing a BLM necklace.”
Another chimed: “People so MAD over Alesha Dixon wearing a blm necklace lmaooo direct your anger at real issues such as racism.”
“Queen behaviour from Alesha. Already seen some complaints from Karen &co. Imagine being offended by a necklace and a dance routine…,” another supported.
While a final fan wrote: “Imagine getting triggered because Alesha Dixon is embracing her race by wearing a BLM necklace?
“Honestly, if you have a problem with that you’re a racist t**t. You’re only arguments are ‘you don’t have to bring politics into everything’ smh [sic].”
Ofcom announced earlier this week that they would not launch an investigation into Diversity’s powerful dance, despite it becoming the second-highest complained about TV moment in a decade.
They said: “Diversity’s performance referred to challenging and potentially controversial subjects, and in our view, its central message was a call for social cohesion and unity.
“Any depictions of violence by the performers were highly stylised and symbolic of recent global events, and there was no explicit reference to any particular political organisation – but rather a message that the lives of black people matter.”
Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturdays at 8pm on ITV