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Is it ever okay to make jokes about anything? The Internet wonders.


Saturday Night Live is facing some harsh criticism for a commercial parody gently titled "Father Daughter Ad." In the sketch, Dakota Johnson plays a teenage girl being dropped off by her dad. We're meant to think she's on her way to college, but her "ride" turns out to be a group of bearded men with machine guns—she's leaving home to join ISIS.

The sketch, which parodies a Toyota Camry commercial, angered some viewers, and not just because Dakota Johnson looks too world-weary to play a teenager. They wondered if it was in poor taste, and many brought up that age-old question: are we allowed to make jokes about anything serious? (By the way, the answer is yes and also calm down.)