‘SNL’: Taran Killam Defends Controversial ISIS Sketch (Video)

"Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon"


The star of SNL’s controversial ISIS sketch is defending his right to mock the Islamic terrorist group.

Taran Killam appeared Saturday night in a spoof of the popular Toyota ‘My Bold Dad’ commercial which aired during last month’s Super Bowl.

Only this time, instead of sending his daughter off to defend America in the Army, the central character waves goodbye as his girl runs away to join ISIS.

Social media has exploded with viewers who say they were offended by the sketch and that SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE producers should not be joking about such a serious subject.

But Killam disagrees.

“Proud of this,” he wrote on Twitter. “Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. Thanks to the writers who asked not to be mentioned by name.”

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE airs Saturdays at 11:30 PM on NBC.

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