Jordan Banjo says his children have been threatened with death following Diversity’s BLM routine on BGT
Jordan Banjo has told how his children were subsequently threatened with death Diversity Black Lives Matter-inspired routine Britain’s Got Talent last year.
The 28-year-old dancer said he even had cement thrown over his car after the performance drew more than 25,000 complaints to Ofcom.
During their routine, the group illustrated the death of George Floyd, who lost his life after police officer Derek Chauvin put his knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.
Shocking: Jordan Banjo shared how his children received death threats after Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired routine on Britain’s Got Talent last year (pictured in 2020)
Speak on The podcast of the British entrepreneur, the TV star said, “If I was sitting at home and you tell me really awful things like ‘your kids are so ugly, they should die’, ‘I hope your kids end up in a house fire.’
‘It’s crazy, crazy – especially since last year when we did that gig at BGT. From that moment on it was like a red rag to a bull. ‘
He added, “There were a few people who had a genuine complaint about it and then some people, when this whole storm broke out, tried to work against you. I am talking about thousands and thousands of messages.
‘Cement has even been thrown over it in my car, my Aston. It was crazy. ‘
Routine: The dancer, 28, said he even thrown cement on his car after the performance drew more than 25,000 complaints to Ofcom (the group pictured during the routine in September)
Jordan shares children Cassius, three, and Mimi, 20 months, with fiancé Naomi Courts.
Discussing how people have even targeted his home, he added, ‘I don’t live in a huge, gigantic house. I just live on a normal road.
‘There were times when I was in my office – my garage has been converted – and I came out and people try to climb over my garden gate. It’s really weird how people react to things. ‘
Britain’s Got Talent became the most complained show of the decade after Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired dance routine, which drew more than 25,000 complaints to Ofcom.
Family: ‘When I’m at home and you tell me really awful things like’ your kids are so ugly, they should die ‘… it’s crazy stuff, crazy’ ‘(pictured with Cassius, three, Mimi, 20 months, and fiancé Naomi Courts last year)
At the time, Ofcom announced that it would not investigate the complaints further, while ITV ‘stood by Diversity’ after they placed ads in national newspapers in support of the dance.
In January, Jordan’s brother Ashley Banjo revealed his Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent caused ‘divisions’ in his family.
Speak to the Daily star, Ashley admitted that the performance was not universally praised in his family and that some did not like it.
Defiant: At the time, Ofcom announced that they will not investigate the complaints further, while ITV ‘stood for diversity’ after posting ads in national newspapers in support of the dance (the group pictured in September)
He said, “Even among my own family and friends, the performance sparked conversation.
‘There has been some negativity with my family. There was division.
‘People did not immediately disagree with the performance, but there was a discussion about whether it was really necessary. I saw it happen in my own household. ‘
Ashley also said there are still people in his life who ‘have not spoken’ [to him] all the way ‘since the show aired.
Honestly: In January Jordan’s brother Ashley Banjo revealed, in the photo, that his Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent was ‘dividing’ his family
The TV star admitted that he is still being abused online by trolls during the episode to this day, despite Ofcom taking no action in response to the complaints.
Ashley has since also admitted he’s been encouraged to step up his BLM campaign after the ‘hate’ he received over his diversity routine.
He would perform the same routine 100 times, despite receiving so many complaints.
Ashley added that while the routine sparked backlash, it also sparked a dialogue that lasted for weeks, calling it one of the “ most impactful conversation starters the country has ever seen. ”
Controversy: He said, “Even among my own family and friends, the performance sparked conversation. ‘There has been some negativity with my family. There was division ‘(pictured during the routine)