SNL writer who said Barron Trump will be the first homeschooled shooter suspended from show
24 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
New York City, NY, United States (4E) – A “Saturday Night Live” writer took to Twitter to joke about Barron Trump being the first ever homeschooled shooter and that did not sit well with the public that is why the writer was suspended from the show and released an apology regarding the matter.
Barron was present at his father’s, Donald Trump, inauguration last Friday and the tweet of the “SNL” writer Katie Reach reads: “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Rich was forced to delete her Twitter account after the joke caused outrage and backlash. Almost 79,000 people also signed an online petition on Change.org to have her fired from her “SNL” writer post. Rich has been with SNL since December 2013.
She has been suspended from the comedy show indefinitely. Rich restored her Twitter account on Monday and wrote an apology saying that she apologizes for the insensitive tweet and that she regrets her actions and offensive words. She noted that it was inexcusable and once again apologized.
The outrage was evident regarding the tweet of Rich because the president’s children should be off limits from the attacks from the public.
Chelsea Clinton, a former first child, took to twitter to stand for Barron. She wrote, "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid."
However, the hashtag “# KeepKatieRich” trended on Twitter as a number of people supported her. One Twitter user compared her comments on Barron to the comments of the president regarding sexualizing women. Another appealed to “SNL” regarding the firing of Rich by saying, “Katie Rich made a joke in poor taste and, unlike Drumpf , actually apologized. Don't set a horrible precedent by firing her. #KeepKatieRich.”
“SNL” is yet to comment. The president has not yet released a statement regarding the matter.
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