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.
— Ed Tate (@edwardtate) March 1, 2015
— Maxine (@Maxinerunner) March 1, 2015
— Rebecca (@becca76) March 1, 2015
— shaz Pawson (@UKChiefsGirl) March 2, 2015
She killed it!!! Wow! I loved her poise, her comic timing, her grace, loved everything she did!! Dakota on SNL.. pic.twitter.com/jgRs2gocfR
— Melanie Griffith (@MelanieGriffith) March 1, 2015
Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. Thanks to the writers who asked not to be mentioned by name. https://t.co/FjdX9xGewX
— taran killam (@TaranKillam) March 1, 2015
Watch the original Toyota commercial below.