Sunday, January 8, 2017

British Housewives' Antics in Syria











Image credit: https://www.rt.com/uk/372753-real-housewives-isis-bbc/









"The Real Housewives of ISIS" is a two-minute comedy skit – prooduced as part of BBC 2’s ‘Revolting’ show, which marks the return of political sketch comedians Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse to British TV.
 
The sketch – which satirizes US reality TV shows like Real Housewives Of Orange County and Real Housewives Of Atlanta – mocked British women who have travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) and wed their fighters. It was originally published online on Tuesday and quickly gathered millions of views.
 
In one scene, one of the housewives quips, "It's only three days until the beheading, and I've got no idea what I’m going to wear!”.
 
Another character, named Hadiya (Nimisha Odedra), says: “I’m so glad I’ve moved over here. It’s everything those guys on the chatrooms told me it would be”. She is then seen scrubbing the floor of a house bombed to rubble.
 
And there is this awkward scene in which Zaynab (Anjli Mohindra) models a new suicide vest for her friends, who offer compliments to her face and harsh barbs behind her back.
 
"She looked massive," cracks Mel (Sophie McCartney) in a talking head interview. "You're gonna need a lot of Semtex to kill that one".
 
Things get even worse for Zaynab when Hadyia walks in wearing the same vest.



Brilliant! Although there are those who thought it is in “poor taste.”
 
On Saturday morning, I was at Bankers Club in the Amoda Building in Jalan Imbi, KL to attend the MIMKL Toastmasters meeting. I took up the role of Table Topics Evaluator.

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