"Saturday Night Live" watchers are saying the long-time satirical comedy show may have gone too far this week with a skit showing a teary-eyed dad sending his daughter off to join ISIS.
The skit, featuring "Fifty Shades of Gray" star Dakota Johnson and SNL actor Taren Killam as her father, is a spoof of a Toyota Camry commercial, "My Bold Dad," that shows the father driving his daughter to the airport so she can leave for the army.
But in SNL's version, the father-daughter duo say their tearful goodbyes before her ride pulls up — and it's a white pick-up truck with an ISIS sign on the side and a bed and cab full of ISIS terrorists.
"Don't worry, dad, it's only ISIS," Johnson's character says.
And when the father asks the terrorists to take care of his daughter, one replies "Death to Americans" before the truck speeds away with her.
The ad ends with the words "ISIS. We'll take it from here, dad."
The skit drew a quick outcry, particularly on Twitter, from watchers who did not find humor in the topic of ISIS or its recruitment methods, with reports coming daily concerning young people who are joining the extremists' efforts, and considering the many deaths that have come at the terrorists' hands.
One user, "Green Mountain Skiier," whose profile describes him as being an attorney from Vermont, tweeted:
Another watcher, Jayhawk Mama, tweeted:
And watcher Jim Ematrudo tweeted:
This isn't the first time Saturday Night Live has spoofed ISIS. Back in November, the ensemble comedy also drew fire after its spoof of "Shark Tank," that featured four ISIS terrorists, led by comedian Chris Rock, who were pitching their idea to destroy "Western pigs and vile Jews."
At one point, Kate McKinnon, portraying Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran, tells the terrorists "here's my problem, honey, I'm hearing ISIS, ISIS, ISIS, but your pamphlet says ISIL. You lack a unified brand."
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