Death threats for Jordan Banjo's children
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 March 2021
Jordan Banjo has revealed that his young children received death threats and cement was thrown on his car after Diversity's Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on 'Britain's Got Talent'
Jordan Banjo's children received death threats after Diversity's Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on 'BGT.
The 28-year-old dancer was shocked when viewers sent vitriolic messages about his kids – two-year-old Cassius and Mimi, 19 months – after the dance troupe performed on 'Britain's Got Talent' and he also revealed someone threw cement all over his car.
Speaking on 'The British Entrepreneur' podcast, he said: "When I’m sat at home and you’re telling me really horrible stuff like ‘your kids are so ugly, they should die’, ‘I hope your kids get caught in a house fire’, it’s crazy stuff, mad — especially since last year when we did that performance on 'BGT'. From then, it was like a red rag to a bull.
"There were some people who had a genuine grievance with it and then some people, when this whole storm was kicking off, tried to antagonise you. I’m talking thousands upon thousands of messages. Even my car’s had cement thrown all over it, my Aston. It was crazy.
"I don’t live in a huge, gigantic house. I just live down a normal road. “There were times when I’ve been in my office — my garage is converted — and I came out and people are trying to climb out over my garden gate. It’s really weird how people react to stuff."
Ofcom received more than 25,000 complaints about the performance but ITV stood by Diversity and said they backed the dancers.
A spokesperson said: "Britain's Got Talent has always been an inclusive show, which showcases diversity and supports strong storytelling in all forms and ITV stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity's performance on 'BGT'.
"The group are a great example of the talent, creativity and diversity of modern Britain and their performance was an authentic, heartfelt response to many of the issues and events which have affected society in 2020."