BBC's 'The Real Housewives of ISIS' clip is raising eyebrows. Like, a lot of them.

The clip is only 1.5 minutes long, but The Real Housewives of ISIS has attracted a substantial amount of controversy.

That might have something to do with lines like this: “Ali bought bought me a new chain which is eight-foot long. I can almost get outside, which is great.”

The satirical sketch comes via BBC 2 comedy program Revolting and features four British women thrust together after being lured overseas by members of the Islamic terrorist organisation.

One shows off her new explosive-laden suicide vest to the group, who take snaps for Instagram: “Hashtag ‘OMG’, hashtag ‘Jihadi Jane’, hashtag ‘death to the West’, ISIS emojis!”

Another reveals she has been widowed five times, before an explosion occurs off camera. “…Six times”.

It’s got all the hallmarks of the original reality franchise, including the behind-the-back barbs: “She looks massive. You’re gonna need a lot of Semtex to kill that one.”

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"TA DA! What do you think?" Image: BBC2.

The clip, which has been viewed more than 20m times since it was posted on BBC2's Facebook page on Wednesday, has been slammed by viewers, many of whom believe it's "in bad taste".

Among the top of the 83K comments on the video, is this: "With everything going on in the world, I'm sure those who have been effected by ISIS or been victims of them or the relatives of those killed in terrorists attacks won't be laughing."

Of course, there are plenty who view the outrage as unjustified.

"As a Muslim I find this HILARIOUS! Brilliant! The satire is on point highlighting the pathetic ideals of a pathetic group like ISIS," wrote another commenter.

The women behind the program, political sketch comedians Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, argue that it's important they didn't hold back when satirising the issue.

"The target is online grooming," Rubinstein told British newspaper i. "It's about people who are vulnerable to these kind of approaches. We've had the 'White Widow' (British-born terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite) so this is actually happening to women here."