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Uproar Over ‘SNL’ Skit Starring ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Actress

Mar 2, 2015  •  Post A Comment

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:


  1. It was edgy and very funny. Are we so scared of 20K idiots, that we have lost our sense of humor?

  2. Puulease! There is nothing funny about ISIS. Why is Dakota ruining her triumph doing something so low?!

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