Dailies | ‘View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Defends ‘SNL’ Over Dakota Johnson ISIS Sketch: ‘Make Them the Joke’ (Video)

Talk show hosts also commend Twitter for blocking terror group’s access to social media

“The View” hosts were in agreement Monday that the controversial “Saturday Night Live” ISIS sketch was good comedy in dark times, and none was more vocal than resident comedian Whoopi Goldberg.

“I’ve always felt that the best way to get back at boneheads, like ISIS, is to make them the joke,” Goldberg said.

Fellow panelist Rosie Perez said the “SNL” sketch, where Dakota Johnson joins ISIS in a send-up of a Toyota commercial, falls right in line with the history of satire against violent enemies.

“The great Charlie Chaplin did it first when he did the movie ‘The Great Dictator’ where he made fun of Hitler, and there was an uproar about that,” Perez said.

“Leave ‘SNL’ out of it,” host Nicole Wallace said. “If comedy is supposed to make us laugh at some of the bleakest things happening in our times, I think they nailed it.”

“The View” hosts also commended Twitter for regularly blocking access and shutting down accounts associated with ISIS. The terror group declared “war” on Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for his company’s continued efforts to stymie their outreach.

“This is a much more formidable tactic, frankly, in the war against ISIS,” Wallace said, adding that the terror group uses social media to recruit foreign fighters.

Watch a clip of “The View” hosts discussing ISIS, “SNL” and Twitter here.

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