After a month long hiatus and celebrating their 40th Anniversary, Saturday Night Live came back on Saturday February 28 and made it big with celebrity host Dakota Johnson who stars in one of the year’s most buzzed about films Fifty Shades of Grey.
While having Johnson as host meant some decent jokes about her super sexy film and her super famous parents in Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, some of the jokes didn’t go over as well, especially the one in which she stars as an ISIS recruit.
On SNL, Johnson starred in a spoof of the “My Bold Dad” car commercial for the Toyota Camry that aired during the Super Bowl in which she says an emotional farewell to her father played by Taren Killam as many believe she is going off to college.
Instead however a truck full of gunmen with ISIS flags waving pulls up and Killam says, “You be careful out there,” and she replies, “Dad, it’s just ISIS.”
Although many were not expecting the pre-taped skit to take that turn it took things a step further when the leader of the gunmen played by Kyle Mooney says “Death to America.”
Social media instantly reacted to the seemingly distasteful jokes with viewers responding with anger and disappointment. “3 young girls are somewhere in Syria tonight because they got mesmerised by ISIS, family is sick with worry and you do this? #SNL #shame,” one Twitter user wrote while many other reacted in kind calling the skit over the line.
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Watch Johnson’s SNL Skit Below!