The broadcaster’s inner regulator launched its newest fortnightly complaints report, overlaying the festive interval.
It mentioned it obtained 500 complaints in regards to the Completely satisfied New 12 months Reside! programme.
Viewers who contacted the BBC mentioned they had been ‘sad the New 12 months fireworks show referenced Black Lives Matter’.
As Large Ben rang out to sign the beginning of the New 12 months, the drones formed a giant 2021 and fireworks went off by the Millenium Dome.
Through the broadcast, viewers watched as drones had been additionally used to create the clenched-fist image within the sky.
Some viewers weren’t pleased with the tribute to BLM (Image: BBC)
The present was hit with 500 complaints (Image: BBC)
The image turned linked with the Black Lives Matter motion amid the worldwide protests which adopted the loss of life of Minnesota man George Floyd in police custody in May.
4 law enforcement officials had been fired following Floyd’s loss of life in police custody.
Horrifying footage confirmed Floyd mendacity face-down on the bottom begging for air with a white officer’s knee on his neck
Initially of the show, a male voice may very well be heard reciting a poem that started: ‘Within the 12 months of 2020 a brand new virus got here our approach. We knew what have to be executed, and so to assist we hid away.
‘Previous habits turned extinct they usually made approach for the brand new. And each easy act of kindness was now given its due.’
The show additionally paid a tribute to Captain Tom Moore (Image: PA)
It additionally poked enjoyable at 2020 (Image: PA)
In a nod to a few of 2020’s failures, the drones additionally poked enjoyable on the 12 months’s infinite Zoom calls, creating the phrases ‘you’re on mute’ above the enormous picture of a microphone turned off.
The show additionally featured the sound of the British public applauding NHS employees, clips from nationwide information experiences, and music by Stormzy and David Bowie.
Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised hundreds of thousands of kilos for the NHS by strolling in his again backyard, was amongst these honoured.
It ended with Sir David Attenborough calling for folks to work in 2021 to assist our ‘fragile’ planet.
The ten-minute present used greater than 300 drones which had been flown across the Millenium Dome after the annual fireworks show on the London Eye was cancelled.
Final 12 months, greater than 100,000 folks gathered round Victoria Embankment for the New 12 months’s Eve custom.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC for additional remark.