BGT favourite Jenny Darren caught liking racist and homophobic videos on YouTube

The ‘singing granny’ created a playlist of vile videos – including one saying homosexual relationships are a ‘sin’

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by Polly Foreman |
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Britain’s Got Talent’s Jenny Darren blew us all away when she belted out AC/DC after stripping from her granny gear on Saturday night’s show – but it’s now emerged she’s been liking vile racist and homophobic videos on YouTube.

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According to a report by The Sun, she liked a video that labelled homosexuality as a ‘sin’, and another that describes Jews as a ‘pest to society’.

The report also suggests that Jenny, who described herself as a poet on her audition, had anti-LGBT poetry published on her Facebook page.

A source told the publication: “Jenny’s behaviour online is shocking and inappropriate. She’s supposed to represent a family show but is instead setting an extremely bad example for her followers.

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“It’s not only an embarrassment for Jenny, it’s a headache for the show and producers are fuming. Its most senior execs have discussed her future on BGT and have given her a huge telling-off.”

Jenny was tipped as a favourite to win the show after her audition, but has now been ‘reprimanded’ as a result of her actions.

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A BGT spokersperson said: “Any prejudicial language or behaviour is abhorrent to everyone involved in BGT, which is an inclusive show.

“As a result, Jenny Darren has been reprimanded by producers regarding her previous statements, and has been warned over her future conduct. She has profusely apologised.

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