Katie Rich, one of four exclusive writers for Saturday Night Live’s popular “Weekend Update” segment, bared her true colors Friday with a tasteless tweet about Barron Trump, son of the new president.
In it, she wrote that Barron would be “the country’s first homeschool shooter.” Since the internet is forever, several screenshots made her extremely tacky decision impossible to hide.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) January 20, 2017
After a constant barrage of criticism, the tweet was deleted three hours later and her account was set to private. However, the damage had already been done.
Many Twitter users were sharply critical, even calling the writer “scum.”
— Lisa Hopson (@lisakhopson) January 21, 2017
This is Katie Rich from "Saturday Night Live" that is attacking a 10 year old child. I guess she is practicing how to bully pic.twitter.com/6nCMnNOvtZ
— Phyllis Sandvos (@PJANE) January 21, 2017
— Tom Zizka (@TomZizkaFox26) January 21, 2017
Fire @katiemaryrich pick on someone your own size. You are disgraceful and mean.
— Cindy Dillman (@tnystewart14fan) January 21, 2017
— Kim Rossi Stagliano (@KimStagliano) January 21, 2017
Wow Katie Rich…..so inappropriate. Going after a 10yr old? No morals or standards I guess…… fire her @nbcsnl
— Nancy (@Nancy_Monaco) January 21, 2017
— Eric S (@caseydog2212) January 21, 2017
Ironically, Barron isn’t even home-schooled. In fact, the 10-year-old will will be staying in New York with his mother while he finishes the year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School.
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