BRIT Awards hit by Ofcom fury over offensive language and Jack Whitehall’s jibes
ITV have been slapped by 122 official Ofcom complaints after its coverage of The Brit Awards 2021 left some viewers fuming.
This comes as the BRITs, which aired on ITV on 11 May, contained a range of content which many viewers found offensive and even felt the need to lodge a formal complaint against the broadcaster.
The Ofcom complaints about the TV ceremony covered a variety of issues which included some objecting to the offensive language used, the performances, the presenter's jokes including host Jack Whitehall's controversial jibes.
The BRIT-related complaints also touched on issues such as the lack of diversity of the award show's nominees, and the lack of social distancing during the event
During the show, ITV viewers saw a range of controversial moments from its presenters, such as when Lewis Capaldi received boos from the crowd whist presenting the Mastercard Best British Album award amid his use of swear words on stage.
Entering the stage, star singer Lewis repeatedly told the audience applauding him to "shut up" several times before proceeding to say: "Hello motherf***ers”.
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