Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson slammed for ISIS skit on TV show

Dakota Johnson's attempt at parodying a recent Toyota commercial on popular US television show Saturday Night Live fell flat, as viewers took to social media to express their outrage. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE
Dakota Johnson's attempt at parodying a recent Toyota commercial on popular US television show Saturday Night Live fell flat, as viewers took to social media to express their outrage. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

Dakota Johnson's attempt at parodying a recent Toyota commercial on popular US television show Saturday Night Live fell flat, as viewers took to social media to express their outrage.

The original advertisement, which portrayed a girl being dropped off by her father at the airport as she left to join the army, was given a controversial twist by the Fifty Shades Of Grey star.

In the spoof version, Johnson got picked up by militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a Toyota pick-up truck instead.

US actor Taran Killam, who played Johnson's father, then told one of the militants "to take care of her".

While Killam and other celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Johnson's mother Melanie Griffith defended the ad, many netizens lashed out at what they perceived to be insensitive and offensive, especially since it ran after a recent incident when three British schoolgirls left home to join ISIS in Syria.

Watch the original Toyota commercial below. 

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