World News – GB – Ofcom dismisses 3,000 BGT complaints about comedian Nabil Abdulrashid


The funnyman’s jokes about race and religion on the ITV show angered some sensitive viewers, with his Black Lives Matter-inspired routine.In the end, some 2,000 people were invited to get closer to the dog from television guard

Responding to their decision not to investigate, an Ofcom spokesperson said: « The comedian’s satirical take on his experiences of life as a black Muslim was probably in line with public expectations »

During his first performance, Nabil joked that he was mistaken for Big Narstie at his local supermarket

He also explained how his « white liberal left friend » told him « to forget he was black » so as not to be subjected to racism

« Glad we were here, I thought we wouldn’t make it, » Nabil began by saying « Lots of complaints, they complained because we said, Black Lives Matter

« Thousands of Complaints To be honest with you, I’m shocked that a lot of them know how to write. They sent thousands of angry letters, I hope if I bore them today they can get through to the words « 

He continued, « They wrote complaints about me, that’s what bothers me What did I say to offend someone? You think I came here and said something really inflammatory thing like Winston Churchill was black – by the way, he was I can prove it When was the last time you saw a white man named Winston? « 

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« I’m just happy I kept Ofcom employees from being made redundant, » he wrote « I’m a hero and must be appreciated for my contribution to the economy @Ofcom you are welcome « 

Earlier in the series, the Diversity routine sparked more than 24,000 complaints from the Ofcom broadcast watchdog

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