But among those messages were “racial abuse to threats, to just some really nasty stuff”.
He said in a video posted to Instagram at the time: “I am not going to give it any more time than it deserves.
“All of the nastiness and the racism shows exactly why this performance was needed and exactly why this conversation has now arisen from it. Racism is very real, especially after this performance.”
Other members of Diversity said they had been “bombarded” by hateful messages from trolls in the days since the TV event.
ITV stood by the performance in a statement, arguing that it opened up “important topics of conversation” and met the criteria for family viewing.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
Published at Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:40:00 +0000