Dakota Johnson’s SNL ISIS skit sparks anger on Twitter
Dakota Johnson’s spoof advert for ISIS on Saturday Night Live show has caused a furor on Twitter.
Fifty Shades of Grey actress plays a girl saying goodbye to her father in the skit, which appeared on SNL.
Dakota Johnson appears to be leaving for college, but it transpires she is actually joining the Islamic State group.
“It’s just ISIS, dad,” she says.
One Twitter user wrote: “I found NOTHING funny about that ISIS #SNL skit. Sorry but no laughing matter. Ever.”
Later in the sketch, Taran Killam, who plays the father, tells the ISIS recruiter to “take good care” of his daughter, to which the ISIS member replies: “Death to America.”
The skit ran shortly after the news broke that three British schoolgirls had run away from home to join the terrorist organization.
On Twitter, another user, Mike Smith, wrote: “Make sure you send a copy to the families of the people murdered… See if they think it’s funny. SNL went too far for a laugh.”
However, some users were more supportive. Pam Bell wrote: “Seems this may have been controversial, but SNL does this better than anyone, & if we don’t laugh, they win.”
Dakota Johnson, who can currently be seen in Fifty Shades of Grey also hosted this week’s SNL.
Her parents, actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffiths, were in the audience.
Dakota Johnson joked with them that she was conceived during SNL when her mother hosted the show in 1988.
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