Yet like we have with many debates in our sanctimonious media culture, we’ve begun to take this criticism too far. Worse, I think it’s actually discouraging the diversity it seeks.
Archive for January 5, 2017
Can Islamic terrorism be funny?
Meet The Real Housewives of ISIS – VIDEO
That’s what the writers for “Revolting,” a new BBC satirical comedy show, were thinking when they cooked up a sketch about British women who had become brides of fighters for ISIS, or the Islamic State, and framed it on the “real housewives” reality-TV model that has proved popular in the U.S.
It turns out, however, not everyone thinks a six-part series about burqa-clad newlyweds taking selfies and one-upping each other’s suicide belt is a laughing matter.
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Billie Lourd was out in Los Angeles on Tuesday where she joined friends including her Scream Queens co-star Taylor Lautner for a few beers and a little bit of bowling.
It has been a devastating week for the 24-year-old actress, who lost her mother Carrie Fisher last Tuesday and her grandmother Debbie Reynolds the following day.
She has been getting a great deal of support from Lautner, 24, as she goes through this challenging time.
The two were also spotted together last Wednesday as Billie removed some suitcases from her home after her mother’s death. Fifteen minutes later Billie found out her grandmother had suffered a stroke, and within hours she was dead.
Billie will lay both woman to rest on Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where the two women will be buried side by side in a family plot.
She will also reportedly be eulogizing the two Hollywood icons at the private service, while Meryl Streep has been asked to say some words about the women during a public memorial.