Nabil Abdulrashid: Ofcom rejects 3,000 Britain's Got Talent complaints

Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid joked about his experiences as a black Muslim.

10/26/2020 4:19:00 PM

Ofcom rejects 3,000 Britain's Got Talent complaints received after comedian Nabil Abdulrashid joked about his experiences as a black Muslim

Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid joked about his experiences as a black Muslim.

Nabil Abdulrashid joked that he had "kept workers at Ofcom from being made redundant"More than 3,000 complaints about comedian Nabil Abdulrashid's routines on Britain's Got Talent have been rejected by media watchdog Ofcom.Abdulrashid's jokes about race and religion took him to the final.

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Ofcom said it took freedom of expression into account when deciding not to launch an investigation."The comedian's satirical take on his life experiences as a black Muslim was likely to have been within audience expectations," a spokesperson said.

Almost 1,000 people complained about Abdulrashid's performance in the semi-final on 3 October, in which he joked about police treatment of black people, and about what "angry far-right guys" would think about someone joking about being black and Muslim.

"We just tell jokes about our lives because they matter - right?" the Croydon comic said.Ofcom will not investigate Diversity performanceAnother 2,200 complained about the final on 10 October, when he laughed off the "snowflakes" who had objected to the previous week's routine.

"They complained because we said black lives matter - thousands of complaints," he said. "To be honest I'm shocked that many of them know how to write."They sent in thousands of angry letters. Hopefully if I annoy them today they can progress onto words."

He also joked that Winston Churchill was black, because "when was the last time you met a white man called Winston?" and "What colour is his statue? Eh?"And Abdulrashid suggested ITV should have had a different response to the 24,500 people who complained about dance troupe Diversity's Black Lives Matter-inspired performance in September.

"I would have sent an email to everyone who complained. It would just say: 'We understand you viewers are offended. But all viewers matter.' Let's see how they like it then.", he joked: "I'm just happy I've kept workers at Ofcom from being made redundant. I'm a hero and should be appreciated for my contribution to the economy. @Ofcom you're welcome."

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So all the complaints came from black muslims Unfunny black Muslim uses himself as a joke...oh the hilarity I don't watch this show cos it's extremely bad, but had I known! Where can I find his tape? Keeping Ofcom staff in work!😆😆😆 But of course they did I thought he was funny. someone wearinga Niqab looks like a post box, Country goes into meltdown. Humour (racist) at the expense of White people. No need for Ofcom to investigate. Where is this Equality everyone shouts about?

Are they attempting to provoke reaction Now imagine in an alternate universe, a clinically obese, White 'comedian', coming on stage and insulting a black audience? Do you think Ofcom would be swatting it away then? BlackPrivilege BlackLiesMatter As a mixed race person I find it uncomfortable when ethnic comedians resort to the colour of their skin to get laughs. Its not funny.Comedians of old used to do it ,and it wasnt right .To be funny don't make your skin colour the topic for laughter. It's boring.

He was not funny at all but a racist He is so racist big time I watched him oh he is racist too white Good...I thought he was funny... Yes was quite funny ...but I have the capacity to to laugh at it where others would not..if it was reversed it would be called racist Well what a surprise! The sad thing is that people still watch Britain's Got Talent.

Ofcom rejects the complaints, but the UK audience rejected him. He wasn’t in the top 3. His face looked very bewildered when the results came through. Comedians, even if they are controversial, still need to be funny. He wasn’t despite the big push from ITV, Alesha Dixon & Banjo. You know what’s funnier than Nabil, and he’s funny, is the fact that people complained. What a bunch of wasters! Tell it like it is Nabil

But if it was a white comedian joking about being Muslim......... Nope, me neither If 3 million had complained they would have been ignored ... this is a racist country ... Ofcom are clearly not fit for purpose. Can you see the sheer hypocrisy here OliverDowden Sort it out BorisJohnson, failing to address this massively obvious inequality will cost the Tories big time.

People got nothing better to do😔 Comedy is ment to be funny, not all people can be expected to think its funny and frankly your always going to offend someone. Offence is never given its taken Well done Nabil and well done Ofcom I felt his awful act was racist. If a white comedian done what he did and referenced a race there would be hell to pay!!

Exactlly, so fuk, bring back chubby brown👍🏻 tit for tat 3000 complaints. How many ppl watched it. I think that is a tiny percentage. Not newsworthy. Just shit stirring. The guy was funny af....bunch of soft idiots out there complaining....get a grip man...we need people like him nowadays with all the shite thats going on

I can bet Ofcom would accept all complaints if he were white and Christian. Typical from the 'FREE SPEECH' (as long as it doesn't offend me) crowd! It's not funny that people abandon their duty to get a job, to spend their lives trashing British tradition, and waiting to become a TV superstar on a game show. Get a job. ToryForAnHour

Probably why he didnt win as he wouldve been seen as too controversial for this ‘woke’ world we seem to live in nowadays. What’s laughable (excuse the pun) is some of the jokes took the mick outta himself. The worlds sanitised enough with all the hand gel usage don’t need anymore Quite right too. As ever, it was a bunch of professionally offended types who didn't watch the show, but heard he spoke against racism. It's the same bunch of whingers who claimed to be upset by a dance suggesting racism was bad...

'They sent in thousands of angry letters. Hopefully if I annoy them today they can progress onto words.' Say what you will but this is a bloody tremendous joke. I watched him perform and thought that his second act was no where as good as his first and that’s because his first act was more general jokes

He looks well fed. the british boomers are so oblivious to their racism they don’t think they being racist. they think as long as they’re being polite while stereotyping they are safe from scrutiny. the tories have helped fuel this culture of hatred and division It seems racism is one way only. Ofcom Is this what the gammon say is PC gone mad

Ofcom probably rejected the complaints because he is black and a Muslim so don't want to offend. Nabil Abdulrashid is simple the black version of Bernard Manning.. My only complaint was that he wasn't funny. You’ve got to be a sad git to complain about this Im writing a a complaint to complain about the people sad enough to write a complaint to ofcom

It's only one way and we should know this by now I'm laughing in pidgin English🤣🤣. I know racists complicit people who hate good comedy by a hugely talented Nabilu will fail. Na people dey work for Ofcom! I'll pretty much laugh at anything if it's funny, jokes about whites, blacks, Muslims, your wife, my mother, it's a joke, it's meant to lighten the mood & make people smile. Let whites, blacks & muslims take the piss out of each other, as long as its in jest where's the harm?

Ofcom should be shut down and a new complaints system needs setting up.. That man was a racist through and through, not once did I laugh while he was on BGT, he was an offensive idiot who should not have been allowed on this family show. I wonder how much a Gammon phone bill is? They seem the complain about everything.

2,999 wouldn't have made a complaint other than to make a point about double standards in our Woke infested, unfunny world of tv 'comedy'. Boring Maybe people who complained did it due to white English people not being allowed to say anything IDK i dont even watch it and dont know what he even said but I can guess if it was the other way around you would have one almighty backlash

Snowflakes. Why is everyone so offended these days,the world we live in is not a nice place anymore. He was a breath of fresh air and I for one wouldn't care if he took the Mick out of me. Lighten up people,we only live once. What’s the point of Ofcom? Racist SNOWFLAKES 😂😂😂😂😂😂 These people need to get out and about more than sitting at home complaining about this.

Ahahahhaha and they call us Left snowflakes and yet here the Right are complaining to OFCOM over a joke 😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣 Brilliant. Those 3000 didn't actually watch it Free speech.... Racists don't like to be told they're racist. I can't believe 3000 people actually watch BGT 🤷🏻‍♂️ The eternal victim 3000 white supremacists who mist be re-educated. If I’m should only have to deal with complaints from non racists!

Good. And 3000 ppl need to wise the fk up. 3,000 pathetic viewers? surely theres more Who are the real snowflakes again lol Bet none were from Muslims

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