'SNL' ISIS sketch with Dakota Johnson sparks outrage
Dakota Johnson hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the first time this weekend, but not all viewers were entertained.
In a skit meant to parody this Toyota commercial about a dad dropping off his daughter at the airport to join the army, the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star and the rest of the 'SNL' cast were criticized for taking things a little too far, too soon.
While the crowd reacted with laughter, the Internet sounded off in rage saying the skit was insensitive, among other things.
One user tweeted, "Can't be serious. Isis skit? Like going to college? When so many people are being kidnapped and killed? Depraved."
And another called it "very sick" saying, "SNL opening skit about ISIS was not funny. Not funny at all.
The skit aired the same week that three men were arrested in the U.S. with ties to ISIS and three female teens in the U.K. joined the group.
But some found the bit to be pretty good.
One user tweeted,"that was super risky but absolutely hilarious!"
Another Twitter user said, "The #SNL #ISIS skit was hilarious. You don't have to laugh but you also do not get to tell other people what to find funny."
Another noted, "People on the twitter machine seem pretty upset about that SNL ISIS skit. Which is a pretty good indication that it was actually hilarious."
It's not the first time 'SNL' has been criticized for throwing out jokes about serious topics "too soon."
In Chris Rock's opening monologue last year, the comedian made jokes about the Boston Marathon bombings, 9/11, the Freedom Tower and gun laws.
"They should change the name from the Freedom Tower to the 'Never Going in There Tower,' 'cause I'm never going in there. Who's the corporate sponsor, Target? They put another skyscraper in the same spot? I am never going in the Freedom Tower. I got robbed on 48th and 8th a few years ago, I have not been back to 48th and 8th."
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