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Real Housewives of ISIS Skit Mocks Terrorist Group, Stirs Controversy

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Mocking ISIS – a brutal terror organization – should be a universally agreed upon concept. Instead, a skit from a British Television program that does just that is stirring up controversy.

And they’ve only released the ad.

Have they gone too far?

The British Broadcasting Corporation released a commercial for a satirical comedy sketch known as Real Housewives of ISIS.

The ad shows ‘housewives’ trying on suicide vests and fretting over what to wear to the local beheading.

Via the Washington Times:

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.

Check out the clip below…

Those disgusted by the comedy sketch are rightfully focusing on insensitivity to victims of the terror group.

But others seem to be appalled that anyone would mock ISIS – because doing so is the equivalent to mocking Islam in general.

One viewer seems to think mocking ISIS equates to saying Christianity is a better religion.

“The humor is only funny if you look down on someone else and enjoy seeing them unhappy because they are not white and Christian,” the viewer stated.

Then there’s this:

Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, explains that “If you claim mocking ISIS is mocking Islam, you’re not making the point you think you are.”

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