‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ star Dakota Johnson hosted this week on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ One of the skits Dakota did was a parody of a Toyota commercial currently airing here in the states.
This commercial shows a father dropping his daughter off at the airport. It appears in the commercial that the daughter joined the army and is going off to bootcamp.
See the actual Toyota commercial here.
The daughter in the SNL skit who is played by Dakota Johnson and the father played by SNL cast member Taran Killam begin the skit the same way as the Toyota Commercial.
After arriving at the airport Dakota replies, “Dad, it’s just ISIS.” And then Dakota gets out of the car and a Toyota truck pulls up with three insurgents in the back of the truck and the infamous ISIS flag is on the side of the truck. Dakota then joins the insurgents in the truck.
See the Saturday Night Live skit below.
You may have heard the audience laugh but social media was not thrilled. Many negative tweets came rolling in.
wow #SNL that isis skit just wasnt funny
— oliver noodle (@olivernoodle) March 1, 2015
OH MY GOD THIS ISIS SKIT IS SO OFFENSIVE #SNL
— Matty (@mattymonsterz) March 1, 2015
Very distasteful of #SNL making fun of the Isis crisis on tonight's episode
— Morgan Uber (@Morgan_Uber) March 1, 2015
— Liv Amato (@liv_amato) March 1, 2015
One person who didn’t take offense to Dakota’s skit was Dakota’s mother, actress Melanie Griffith. She tweeted her support for her daughter. “She killed it … loved everything she did. Dakota on SNL.”
While ‘Saturday Night Live’ is no stranger to controversy in its 40 years on the air, ISIS is currently causing a reign on terror in the Middle East. At this time three British girls are missing and feared to be on their way to join the terrorist group.
Neither Dakota Johnson or any reps from ‘Saturday Night Live’ have yet to comment or say anything about the controversial skit.