The BBC is in hot water after airing a satirical skit dubbed the ‘Real Housewives of Isis.’ The skit poked fun at the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise, which follows the lives of wealthy women around the world.
The two minute segment, which aired on comedy show Revolting saw the women dressed in burqas, discussing beheadings and donning suicide vests. In one scene a housewife loudly discusses Instagramming a photo using ISIS emojis. Another shows one of the housewife’s chained to a kitchen appliance by her husband.
The video, has copped heavy criticism online after it was posted to the BBC2’s Facebook page. The clip has been viewed over 11 million times with viewers labelling it shocking and tasteless. While others defended the show, pointing out it was just a parody.
The shows creators, Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, have also defended the skit, telling the UK’s iNews their intent was not to offend.
“We feel there’s an urgent need to speak out about these issues in 2017,” they said in an interview last week.
“We want to spark a discussion so people get out of their bubble and go and actually do something about it.
“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.”
You be the judge.