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Old 09-09-2020, 11:32 PM   #1
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Britain isnít a racist country haha
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I’d complain about how sweaty he is. Compounding negative stereotypes about us black people.
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:44 PM   #3
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What the hell is there to complain about?
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:58 PM   #4
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Disgusting to see Marxism celebrated for likes
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Yes its Wrong to back an Extremist Group.
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:34 AM   #8
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We aren't the US, as much as some would like to think!
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:01 AM   #9
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The US being a worse example does not mean the UK is fine as much as some would like to think!
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people watch a show like BGT for entertainment, not to be lectured to
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Old 10-09-2020, 07:58 AM   #11
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...so BLM movement and their supporters, Ďdo it the wrong wayí...is often the thing said...so they do it another way and thatís Ďthe wrong way also..í...so maybe another way, would be the thing...and another, and another etc...until there is a right time and place found to support equality...


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Powerful performance, not sure it was the right show to perform it due to the adult theme, but I think they would have known that, so the cynic in me feels it was done for publicity for the show
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people watch a show like BGT for entertainment, not to be lectured to
The choreographer quoted ' My truth, my platform, my art'

NOT 'My lecture'...It's sickening how artists of any kind are expected to rein in any personal self expression for fear of appearing to have an opinion on anything.
And even more sickening that it's suggested that anything remotely thought provoking is unwelcome on a chewing gum fir the brain show like BGT.
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...wasnít taking a knee in sporting events a Ďwrong time and placeí as well...was there ever a right time of approval to support equality....
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The choreographer quoted ' My truth, my platform, my art'

NOT 'My lecture'...It's sickening how artists of any kind are expected to rein in any personal self expression for fear of appearing to have an opinion on anything.
And even more sickening that it's suggested that anything remotely thought provoking is unwelcome on a chewing gum fir the brain show like BGT.
The simple fact is people complained to ofcom, and they did so because they objected to the content. People can politicise things to the extent of the law, but you can't force people either to like it or to watch it. People will make their opinions clear, and in this case, they have

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The US being a worse example does not mean the UK is fine as much as some would like to think!
...also, because of the vast size of the USA, in comparison...and its gun laws etc...it can never be used as a benchmark, I feel...itís more comparing a pea or something to a huge several course meal...
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So, no-one complained about the kids singing about climate change and saving the planet but a black dance group gets thousands of complaints dancing about equality? Both are causes that some people feel passionate about but only the race cause brings complaints.
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people watch a show like BGT for entertainment, not to be lectured to
While I disagree that it was "a lecture" - I actually can appreciate that Saturday Night Telly isn't the best place for political activism. I'm a (huge) believer in the importance of escapism/entertainment immersion and I can fully appreciate why people wouldn't want their "intellectual down-time" (which is all Saturday night reality trash really can be) suddenly infused with the same political statements they hear elsewhere. It's not that it CAN'T be part of it but it's about expectation, I suppose. e.g. in terms of movies - there are many amazing movies with strong political messages that I love. There are also many "popcorn" movies that I see to zone out, and it can be pretty jarring to have overt political statements slipped into popcorn movies. BGT is absolutely a "popcorn movie".

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So, no-one complained about the kids singing about climate change and saving the planet but a black dance group gets thousands of complaints dancing about equality? Both are causes that some people feel passionate about but only the race cause brings complaints.
However I can also see Annie's point here - there is a double standard if people are fine with some political soapboxing but draw a line at another variety. IMO the blurred lines are always going to be too complicated for a show like this, and BGT should stick to being purely light entertainment, but if they ARE ok with some campaigning then they have to be OK with all campaigning.
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Bang on right.

I'm pretty sure that loads of songs written about political issues have been karaoke-murdered by wannabe's on saturday evening TV, without any issues.
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So, no-one complained about the kids singing about climate change and saving the planet but a black dance group gets thousands of complaints dancing about equality? Both are causes that some people feel passionate about but only the race cause brings complaints.
To make it a closer comparison, I'd be interested to see if people would complain about a dance which showed people choking to death in a smoke-filled wasteland to make an environmental point.

Anyway, if people are gonna get on their soapbox about foreign affairs, I wonder why people aren't talking about the concentration camps in China? FGS a world war was started 80ish years ago because of people acting like China are now...
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Absolutely.

I saw nothing to complain about.
Other issues have been presented on BGT in the past.

Dance is entertainment.
It's also an expression of history, the present and the future..
With themes across the board.

The complaints, I would possibly expect to be from those who would be against this expression like this anywhere.
Or in any other way too.
From their own inner prejudices.

Honestly if I was to complain about all I found unacceptable or offensive to my thinking on TV..
I'd never be doing much else.

I saw nothing to complain about, this is just more about the worrying intolerance growing.
Ridiculous.
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