Enraged fans accuse Strictly Come Dancing of racism after ex-Holby city star Chizzy Akudolu becomes first to leave the show.

Akudolu and her partner, Pasha Kovalev, were placed in the bottom two after they failed to impress the public on Strictly Come Dancing. They were forced to face off against comedian Brain Conley and his partner, Amy Dowden, for the chance to stay in the competition. Unfortunately, Chizzy was unable to woo the judges. Three out of the four judges voted to save Brain Conley.

However, viewers did not agree with that the decision. They called both the judges and the public “racist” for not voting for the Chizzy, claiming she was only in the bottom two because she is a black woman. One fan said that black people “always seem to be the first to leave” and another claimed there was a “racist voting pattern.”

Chizzy had placed in the middle of the leaderboard based on the judges’ scores, however after the public’s votes were accounted for, she dropped to the bottom.

This isn’t the first time the show’s fans have accused other viewers of being racist. The same thing happened last year when three non-white contestants were the first people to leave the show.

One particular incident last season made several headlines. Singer Anastacia refused to dance again, after she was placed in the bottom two, due to a sprained ankle. As a result, British-Ghanaian DJ radio Melvin Odoom got booted off after judges decided to let the person with the most votes stay. However, people felt Odoom was unfairly kicked off.

“Melvin Odoom was kicked off Strictly Come Dancing this weekend for one reason alone: people are racist,” one Mirror Online Columnist wrote.

Chizzy Akudolu has not commented on the situation yet.

Sources

Daily Mail

Mirror Online

Featured image via MistyCopeland.com

  • BooBooBaby

    Here we go again. Everything MUST be rigged so not to upset or hurt FEELINGS! Forget Talent! Let’s make everyone walk on eggshells.

    Seems like this is just more Unintelligent Snowflakes crying about something AGAIN so they can try to get away with something undeserved. Because people have given into their nonsense too many times in the past.

    Put your foot down and ignore them and don’t try to please them.

  • HT

    Not familiar with the show, guessing this is the UK? If you look at past winners on talent shows here in the States I think you’d have a hard time claiming racism as the winners are well represented across a broad spectrum of backgrounds.

    • Steve O

      Most of these talent shows are fairly well scripted. There may be open auditions, but most of the performers are recruited. Fan shots are filmed in advance. Winners and losers are generally chosen in advance.

  • Doggmaninva

    same ole same, o the po ole oppressed black man, (women) you’ve cried wolf so much, I’m going back to bed…

  • katal1

    That picture is not Chizzy Akudolu …search YouTube . You will soon discover why she was eliminated.

    • bb

      you are correct, talk about fake news with that pic

  • Steve O

    If it’s okay for women to vote for women BECAUSE they’re women, and it’s okay for blacks to vote for blacks BECAUSE they’re black, and it’s okay for drunk Irish redheads to vote for drunk Irish redheads because they’re drunk Irish redheads, then maybe it’s a natural phenomenon that people like to vote for people who are like them.

    If this is true, and it probably is, then yes, the minority is probably going to get a little bit screwed in this kind of format. But if those who are complaining now wouldn’t criticize Michelle Obama or Hillary when they blamed women for not voting for Hillary, then they’re not really serious about the bigger issue. I said “bigger issue” but how big is this issue really?

  • I_h8_disqus

    There is only one solution. Black contestants need their own dance show. BET was created just to provide blacks a way to escape evil white people. Segregation is the the only solution. It is so obvious to those of us using Democrat science.

  • SaucyJack42

    Affirmative action everywhere.