BBC TV skit Real Housewives of ISIS has invited a lot of criticism because of the content where ISIS female militant characters are shown in comic roleplay. The TV skit was posted online this week after which the channel received a mixed reaction from the viewers. Some appreciated the video while few of the audiences slammed it. In the Revolting skit, there are women characters, who have moved from the United Kingdom and joined ISIL. The content is comic and is an attempt to lighten the seriousness associated with the women’s involvement in suicide bombing and attacks.
The two-minute video has been viewed over 10 million times after being posted on Thursday. The skit on Facebook produced by the BBC has been shared around 200,000 times. While some people directly criticized BBC for Real Housewives of ISIS video, others have expressed their disappointment to see such a reputed network broadcasting such a program.
“I’m mortified that the BBC had produced such a program. This is simply bad taste. The fact it is a comedy makes it even more worrying that humor should be associated with the actions of ISIS,” Facebook user Ursula Lindo commented. “Is this really what TV licenses are funding!?”
What Real Housewives of ISIS Skit Contains
In the video, there are women ISIS fighters taking selfies and displaying their suicide belts. “This is my sixth marriage — I’ve been widowed five times,” one housewife in the Real Housewives of ISIS says looking at the camera while a bomb blast rings out. “ … Six times.”
Another character in the TV skit shows off her new explosive-packed suicide vest to friends and posts a picture on Instagram with “Hashtag OMG, hashtag Jihadi Jane, hashtag death to the West, ISIS emojis!”. A third housewife is then shown trying to attach a heavy chain to her stove. “Ali bought me a new chain which is eight foot long,” she says. “I can almost get outside, which is great.”