‘The Real Housewives of Isis’: BBC criticised online for ‘insensitive’ new sketch
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 10 January 2017| 11 Rabi ul Aakir 1438
BBC comedy depicting brides of terrorists in a spoof reality show-style sketch has been criticised for being “insensitive”.
Revolting’s Real Housewives of Isis skit, based on the popular US television model recently exported to Britain, features actors dressed as brides of Isil fighters taking selfies and showing off suicide belts.
One critic wrote on Facebook: “All the fun of an off-base Amy Schumer skit with the same lack of awareness of anything other than itself. It’s a bit like Carry On films.
“The humor is only funny if you look down on someone else and enjoy seeing them unhappy because they are not white and Christian.”
Some have said they are disappointed with the BBC for producing the show.
Facebook user Ursula Lindo wrote: “I’m mortified that the BBC had produced such a programme. This is simply bad taste. The fact it is a comedy makes it even more worrying that humour should be associated with the actions of ISIS.
Vanessa Beely agreed, writing: “You are utterly abhorrent BBC. You are going to joke about mass rape too or the use of children as suicide bombers or make light of your role in promoting extremism to deceived and abused women.
“Sick, you are truly sick in the head and morally bankrupt”.
Waseem Khan said the satire appears to be aimed at the victims of Isil. He wrote: “This isn’t funny. I don’t mind satire (I enjoy decent satire like ‘Four Lions’), but this is a poor effort.
“Not only does it mock the very real oppression suffered by women caught under the yoke of ISIS, it’s also very badly written. I mean, it’s so bad that it makes Citizen Khan look half decent.”
Source Extracts – Telegraph