UK Comedy Show's 'Real Housewives of ISIS' Sketch Sparks Uproar
This is BBC's new comedy sketch, 'Real Housewives of ISIS', which has received a lot of criticism online. Let's talk about this, shall we? pic.twitter.com/TIoc2UtLx5
— Shafiqah Othman (@sfqomhz) January 4, 2017
It seems almost all major U.S. cities now have their own version of "Real Housewives."
But it's a BBC sketch comedy show's trailer that is attaching some controversy to the "Housewives" name.
The new BBC 2 show "Revolting" parodied the popular Bravo franchise with its trailer for "The Real Housewives of ISIS."
"It's only three days until the beheading, and I've got no idea what I'm going to wear!" one of the housewives says in the trailer.
Another scene shows two of the housewives modeling the same suicide bomb vest in front of their fellow housewives.
The trailer has already been the source of plenty of online outrage.
— Karen D. Scioscia (@KDScioscia) January 5, 2017
— Siren Sawyer (@Siren6779) January 5, 2017
If you find the show "Real Housewives of ISIS" islamophobic, then it means you consider that ISIS=ISLAM (and you're the real islamophobe)
— Benyamin (@benji75120) January 5, 2017
The BBC really made a satirical show called "The Real Housewives of ISIS" while the real housewives of ISIS are being raped and abused daily
— Hamzah Bhuta (@Hamzah_bhuta_67) January 5, 2017
Others, however, disagreed...
"So what if it makes fun of ISIS, that's the enemy. The UK has turned to a place where a bunch of left wing cry babies do nothing but attack everyone who have a different opinions to theirs," another man wrote.
One of the creators, Heydon Prowse, said that the sketch is meant to tackle the real problem of women being radicalized online by ISIS.
"It’s important not to pull your punches in satire. You have to be fearless or it undermines your credibility. You can’t go after David Cameron for five years like we did and not go after Islamic State," he said.
Watch the trailer above, and share your thoughts.