- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The British Broadcasting Corporation is under fire from some of its viewers over an ad for a comedy sketch titled “Real Housewives of ISIS.”

Social media feedback was robust Tuesday when BBC Two shared its terror-inspired parody of Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives” reality series. Over 40,000 people reacted to the “Revolting” show’s commercial on Facebook.

“It’s only three days until the beheading and I have no idea what I’m going to wear?” one of the actors says in the commercial.

Another scene involves women trying on suicide vests. One of the women complains that the other “copied” her style.

Tens of thousands of comments on BBC Two’s Facebook page ranged from people hailing its courage to others who deemed it revolting.



“Bad taste, not funny at all,” responded Anna Butcher on Tuesday night. “With everything going on in the world, I’m sure those who have been effected by ISIS, or been victims of them, or the relatives of those killed in terrorists attacks, won’t be laughing.”

“I don’t know what excites me the most — the show itself or the reaction of all the purple-haired, dumpy left-wing idiots and social justice warriors crying over the fact that freedom of expression still exists in the west,” countered reader Alex Guichard.

The BBC declined to comment when contacted Wednesday by the U.K. Telegraph on the controversy.

“Revolting” airs Tuesdays on BBC Two.

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