Real Housewives of ISIS

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The first of the "Real Housewives of ISIS" sketches appeared on BBC Two parody show Revolting and was also posted on YouTube earlier on Thursday (NZ time).

The sketch depicts a number of "jihadi wives" - partners of those involved with IS - in a spoof of shows like The Real Housewives of Auckland.

The skit features several women wearing traditional Muslim attire, advocating beheadings, wearing suicide vests, Instagramming ISIS emojis, and being chained to kitchen appliances by their husbands.

The public backlash since its airing has seen the sketch criticised for making light of very serious subject matter.

Some liberals are apparently outraged over a new British skit called the "Real Housewives of ISIS," a play off the popular reality TV shows that started in the US and later launched in the United Kingdom.

"It's important not to pull your punches in satire".

"Bad taste, not amusing at all", responded Anna Butcher on Tuesday night.

A Twitter user agreed: "You are utterly abhorrent BBC".

"You make fun of a civil war torn state!" The program is hosted by British actor, producer and director Jolyon Rubinstein and British satirist and comedian Heydon Prowse.

"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".

"We want to spark a discussion so people get out of their bubble and go and actually do something about it".