Did anyone out there watch BBC 2’s “Revolting” ? I did, and by God I want my money back.
I was going to say ‘sorry Sarah AB, but I was surprised you thought it was worthy of a whole thread’ but I didn’t, because obviously Sarah AB wasn’t the only person who thought so.
Like, the Real Jihadi Brides sketch is all over the media and that.
Mind you, most of the commentary focuses on a clutch of inane Tweets, which, if that’s the way journalism is heading, I give up. (not that I think I’m a journalist by the way)
The so-called humour in the entire programme was lame, tedious, unoriginal and irritating (but not intentionally so, like in, say, The Office.’)
The so-called Jihadi brides sketch was the least plodding of the sketches, only because it attempted to poke fun at the entity that most Muslims insist is Nothing To Do With Islam. It’s not a very hard scenario to ridicule, given the ridiculousness of the thing. It ridicules itself for you.
The idea of making social media jargon appear ‘amusingly incongruous’ fell flat because members of so-called Islamic State do seem to communicate in social media jargon; so it wasn’t even incongruous. Not a patch on the Armstrong and Miller pilots, where the incongruity of the language was genuinely hilarious.
If anyone involved really does claim the programme is daring or edgy, that would be funny. Indeed, that would be the funniest thing about it by far. The next funniest would be the fact that anyone found it Islamophobic.
A hate crime, perhaps? But not as we know it. Beam me up Abdul.