Jim Davidson Video: After openly criticizing Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance performance, comedian Jim Davidson walked out of an interview with Britain’s Got Talent host Ashley Banjo.
Banjo and his dance company Diversity performed a dramatic routine inspired by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin last year, and it was well-received. Davidson was one of those who didn’t appear to have enjoyed the dance, which he then slammed in a video tirade that was released on the internet after the event.
Davidson vilely criticized the routine, calling it “stupid” and “indulgent,” and suggested that the group should have instead produced a film on “mugging.”
In the midst of a debate about race with Ashley Banjo, Jim Davidson walked out after criticizing Diversity’s Black Lives Matter act.
Last year, the winners of Britain’s Got Talent did an emotional dance on the ITV show, which was inspired by the death of George Floyd in the United States of America.
A large number of complaints were filed with Ofcom in response to the performance, with the comedian, who is 67 years old, among those who took aim at the group in an alarming and graphic diatribe.
Davidson attacked the group’s activities in a nasty YouTube video titled ‘Who needs Diversity?’, in which he branded it ‘stupid’ and ‘indulgent,’ and suggested that they should have made a film about mugging instead.
James was asked to a conversation over race and Jim’s earlier statements, which was taped for the performer’s ITV documentary Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White, which aired tonight at 9 p.m.
Things took a nasty turn, though, when the Celebrity Big Brother contestant sought to explain his remarks.
Ashley shared her thoughts on the video, saying, ‘As far as I’m concerned, that video you created… It was racist in every aspect, every single way, and it was disgusting.
The performance not only became one of the most complained-about moments in the history of the Office of Communications, but it also received a BAFTA for best must-see television performance.
In response to questions about the documentary, Banjo stated: “I didn’t set out to be an activist, but nevertheless I ended up here.
“The first time I watched the George Floyd video, I was in bed, scrolling through Instagram in the manner of a morning routine.” I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing and simply sat there dumbfounded. I just got back from seeing my father.
“We were pulled over as a family in our neighbourhood on a frequent basis, you know, at least once every two weeks.” It just triggered an idea in my head. It just sparked a fire under something.