Monday, January 23, 2017

Katie Rich, SNL Writer, Suspended for Barron Trump Tweet

On Inauguration Day, Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich took to Twitter to trash the Trumps, targeting 10-year-old Barron Trump.

She wrote: "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter."

From TMZ:

'SNL' acted swiftly to punish one of its writers after she tweeted a tasteless joke about 10-year-old Barron Trump.

A source familiar with the situation says 'SNL' has suspended Katie Rich indefinitely, and the suspension came down immediately after her infamous social media post on inauguration Friday.

...Rich has since deleted all her tweets, with the exception of an apology she posted Monday.
Why did she delete all her tweets?

Because she knows people would be going through them all and probably finding more hateful stuff. If the Barron Trump tweet was an aberration, a temporary lapse in judgment, she certainly would have no need to delete all her tweets.

Here's the apology Rich tweeted:

"I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry."

Of course, Rich apologized. That's step one in SNL suspending her suspension.

Where she crossed the line was attacking Barron. Every SNL show is loaded with hate for Trump and his supporters. No apologies for those actions and offensive words. They all engage in this crap.

SNL couldn't defend the violent attack on a 10-year-old. It's as simple as that.

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