SNL Writer's 'Inexcusable' Barron Trump Tweet Suspension Sparks 79,000 Signature Petition

 April 1, 2024

During the weekend before the inauguration, a tweet that was sent by Katie Rich, a writer for Saturday Night Live, about Barron Trump caused a heated debate on many social media platforms.

The comment that she made, in which she implied that Barron could become "this country's first homeschool shooter," was met with immediate criticism, as The Inquisitr reported.

As a writer for Saturday Night Live (SNL) since 2013, Rich has been subjected to a significant amount of criticism, with many people demanding that she be terminated.

Writer's Removal

Because of this, she was removed off the show for an undetermined period of time. When the son of former President Donald Trump, who was at the time ten years old, made an appearance on television, he was frequently photographed sitting behind his father at the inaugural ceremony held at the United States Capitol.

This caused him to bring a great deal of attention to himself. A meme that was extensively shared gave the impression that Barron was the much-maligned antagonist King Joffrey from the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Jokes such as this one were immediately met with controversy due to the fact that they included a child who had not invited themselves to be in the spotlight.

As a matter of fact, first-family children are not supposed to be brought up in this kind of conversation.

The Writer's Tweet

On that friday, as the festivities surrounding the inauguration were taking place, Katie Rich tweeted, "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter."

Rich was subjected to a plethora of scathing remarks, even from people who are not fans of Trump.

Also dissatisfied were her managers at Saturday Night Live. According to a source who was not allowed to speak in public and who had information of the situation, she was immediately suspended after tweeting about the situation.

The response caused Rich, who is 33 years old, to delete her Twitter account, but she swiftly added it back after apologizing for the situation.

Response to Backlash

"I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry," it stated. Almost 79,000 people signed a petition on asking for her to be fired.

Coincident with the Rich scandal, Saturday Night Live confirmed that Alec Baldwin, who became famous for his mocking portrayals of Trump.

According to Trump, Baldwin's impersonation is "totally biased, not funny...just can't get any worse," as he has stated on other occasions in his Twitter critique."Sad," the actor wore a custom-made Donald wig and tan cosmetics.

Typically, Beck Bennett plays bare-chested Vladimir Putin and Kate McKinnon plays Donald's aide Kellyanne Conway, but he has opened the show on multiple occasions.

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