Britain's Got Talent receives 304 Ofcom complaints for vicar Allan Finnegan's 'insensitive jokes'

Britain's Got Talent receives 304 Ofcom complaints for vicar Allan Finnegan's 'insensitive jokes'

Britain's Got Talent has received 312 complaints about one of its contestant's death jokes after some viewers from the content insensitive during a pandemic. Comedian vicar Allan Finnegan included several lines about funerals and people passing away during his performance on Saturday. The complaints about his comedy sketch come after BGT received 24,041 objections following Diversity's Black Lives Matter dance routine on September 5. Now it has been revealed that after Allan's performance on Saturday's show Ofcom received complaints from hundreds of people. The regulator confirmed to MailOnline that they had received 312 complaints regarding the September 12 episode of the talent show. An Ofcom spokesperson said: 'We are assessing these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.' Viewers were left unimpressed after Allan's performance when he made jokes about death during the semi-final. The Scouse vicar drew ire from fans on social media after many thought some of his jokes were insensitive amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Allan often uses his job in his act and began his routine by joking about forgetting the name of a deceased person while at their funeral. He said: 'I forgot to put the deceased’s name down on my notes, I think it’s Hilda but I can’t be sure, the next minute it feels like a game of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 'I'd have loved to have gone 50/50 or phone a friend – I am just glad ...
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