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Dakota Johnson attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood Getty

Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson is at the centre of a Twitter storm after a spoof video showing her joining Islamic State (Isis) aired on Saturday Night Live (SNL).

Viewers were left shocked after the 25-year-old star, who plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey, joined forces with Taran Killam to mock a Toyota advert.

Although it initially looked like her character was off to college, the parody soon took a sinister turn and it was revealed that she was actually joining the Islamic terrorist group. When Killam, who plays her father, tells Johnson "You be careful, OK?" she responds by saying "It's just Isis, dad."

Later in the sketch, Killam tells the IS recruiter to "take good care" of his daughter, to which the IS member replies: "Death to America."

The original Toyota advert depicts a father breaking down as he says goodbye to his daughter at the airport before she joins the US Army.

Although it was meant to be a joke, some viewers did not find it amusing.

Many critics claimed that the sketch was particularly insensitive as it ran just days after news that three British girls and four from Canada were suspected to have run away from home to become jihadi brides.

Although Johnson has not commented on the backlash, some fans defended the skit, claiming that SNL is known for pushing boundaries.

"SNL has always tackled controversial stuff & found ways to make it humorous. Ppl [sic] these days get upset over everything," one supporter said.

Johnson, who also hosted the show, joked about being conceived during SNL and mocked her on-screen romps with Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Of Grey.