The new BBC 2 comedy show ‘Real Housewives Of Isis’ – which depicts brides of terrorists in a brave spoof reality-style – has, unsurprisingly, generated a storm of controversy and mass debate online.
The show features actresses dressed as Islamic State brides using social media to show off bomber jackets and chains ‘gifted’ to them by their husbands. It pokes fun at European women who join ISIS and parodies the comedy show Revolting, which has generated over 20 million views on YouTube since it was posted online.
And while the show has some keen supporters…
In a democracy all religions can and should be mocked.
— niscotsman (@mma_doubter) January 5, 2017
anyone complaining about this satire should instead use their time to complain to isis on their forums
— LesYuno (@LesYuno) January 9, 2017
There should be more satire, not less. If there is one thing we need now it is a sense of humour!
— Veronica #FBPE #FSFA #AntiBrexit #AntiTrump (@VeroVero777) January 6, 2017
Others have very strong views against the BBC’s self-declared satirical show:
The real housewives of Isis “comedy” that the BBC is going to air just isn’t right. You can’t make a joke out of it… Cause it’s not funny
— Kayleigh (@KayAndrews94) January 4, 2017
As if people’s TV license in this country is going towards funding the production of a programme called “the real housewives of ISIS”. Wow
— Cameron Edgar (@camedgar7) January 4, 2017
If you haven’t heard about it yet, we’ve featured a few clips from the show itself below…