NBC comedy writer suspended after mocking Trumpâ€™s 10yo son on Twitter
Katie Rich, a writer from an NBC comedy program, was suspended from the show after mocking Donald Trump’s son Barron on Twitter, calling the 10-year-old a “homeschool shooter.” Social media erupted in anger, and a petition to fire her was launched.
All Americans should be sad and sickened at this type of verbal attack and bullying of a 10yr old boy. It has always been an unspoken rule of civility that young children of the President be off limits. Ms. Rich crossed the line with her comments, the petition states.
Rich promptly deleted her tweet and temporarily deactivated her account. There is currently only one post on her Twitter feed an apology to Barron.
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017
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