The entertainment fixture that is Saturday Night Live delved into the ugly world of ISIS this past weekend, making fun of the militant terrorist group in a spoof Toyota television ad that featured a father sending his college-aged daughter off for the very first time.
Only it wasn’t a university the daughter was joining. It was ISIS.
SNL top player Taran Killam portrayed the pensive dad while Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson played the daughter.
Widely criticized for being “in poor taste”, Killam came out and defended the comedy sketch Sunday afternoon, with this tweet:
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