Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has reportedly been suspended indefinitely from her role at the NBC show after she wrote a controversial tweet about President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron.
No one saw the funny side of Rich’s tweet about the 10-year-old.
Rich has expressed her regret over the tweet and described her actions as “irresponsible” after declaring that “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” in an abhorrent tweet during his father’s inauguration on Friday.
The tweet drew severe backlash on social media, causing the comedian to not only delete the message but also suspend her account.
Returning to the social media site on Monday.
“I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words,” she tweeted. “It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”
According to reports, the writer’s name did not appear at the end of Saturday night’s show which was hosted by Master of None star Aziz Ansari.
Whatever you make of his dad’s policies and relationship with the truth , the fact is Barron Trump is just a 10 year-old boy.
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In the wake of Friday’s presidential inauguration, The White House’s ‘first boy’ since JFK junior has been subjected to cruel online taunts and even speculation that he is autistic.
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich attracted harsh criticism for a tweet she later deleted which read, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”
Rich’s comment was just one of many singling out the boy, who must now spend the next four years largely scrutinised under the spotlight.
There are a handful of people who know exactly what this is like, and one in particular leaped to Barron’s defense.
Chelsea Clinton took to her social media accounts to express her anger at the abuse levelled at Donald and Melania’s son.