Did The Dakota Johnson ISIS Sketch Go Too Far?
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Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson hosted this week’s Saturday Night Live and raised a lot of controversy with a faux ISIS commercial. The bit parodies a Toyota Camry ad in which a loving father takes his daughter to the airport so she can join the army. The provocative SNL sketch follows the same story-line until Johnson tells the weepy father (Taran Killam), ‘Dad, it’s just ISIS.’ Afterwards, Islamic state fighters drive her away while shooting off guns in the air.
Since the bit comes at a time when more and more teenage girls are leaving home to join ISIS, the video shocked many viewers. On the other hand, not everyone was offended by the ad – some people found it quite hilarious.
What do you think?