Saturday Night Live may have gone too far this time.
A piece from the sketch comedy show made fun of ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It spoofed a Toyota ad about a father and his daughter that aired during the Super Bowl. In the Toyota ad, it showed a father taking his daughter a U.S. Army hitch.
SNL ran with it, and showed a similar scene, but instead of a father taking his daughter to a hitch, the daughter (played by SNL host Dakota Johnson of “50 Shades of Grey” fame) instead went to join ISIS in Syria. She jumps into a vehicle with ISIS-looking extremists, who are complete with beards and weapons. “ISIS. We’ll take it from here, Dad,” the tagline says, per AdWeek.
When it aired, it drew mixed reactions from users on social media sites.
— Rosa Hana (@RosaHana) March 1, 2015
— Mel (@mell_zimmerman) March 1, 2015
“It’s only ISIS” Not funny SNL, not funny at all especially to military moms whose kids are in the fight #SNL#militarymoms
— Elaine Brye (@MommaBrye) March 1, 2015
— Deb (@WoodfordDeb) March 1, 2015
— JustKoz (@TexasKoz) March 2, 2015
Of course it may also be said, “If you can be offended by comedy, why are you even watching things that are trying to be funny?” #SNLISIS
— Vâchon (@Vachon98) March 2, 2015
— Robin D (@robind1208) March 2, 2015
SNL ISIS skit was hilarious. Some people have no sense of humor.
— Andy Fezzik (@AndyFezzik) March 2, 2015