A skit that aired on Saturday’s installment of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” starring “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress Dakota Johnson, triggered a flood of criticism on social media.
BBC News reports that Johnson, who hosted the show, appears in the skit as a young woman leaving home to join the Islamic terrorist group ISIS. The skit parodies the advertising cliche of young people going off to college.
A sampling of Twitter responses shows one user writing: “Wow. I found NOTHING funny about that ISIS #SNL skit. Sorry but no laughing matter. Ever.”
Wrote another Twitter user: “Make sure you send a copy to the families of the people murdered… See if they think it’s funny. SNL went to far for a laugh.”
Others came out in support of the spoof, with one Twitter user writing: “Seems this may have been controversial, but SNL does this better than anyone, & if we don’t laugh, they win.”
Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Here’s the skit: