“Modern Family” star Julie Bowen faced serious backlash for a joke she made about Barron Trump Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Julie Bowen attends The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

People were not happy with Julie Bowen’s commentary about President Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

The “Modern Family” actress posted a series of photos of First Son Barron Trump’s reactions throughout the ceremony. While she thought her commentary was in good fun and witty, others were quick to slam Bowen for her jokes.

After the backlash, she reportedly told fans that she was just “just trying to keep it light.?

Bowen started her commentary by sharing a photo of the 10-year-old and joked that he was playing on a Game Boy.

“I think Barron is on his Gameboy. Can’t say I can blame him,” she joked.

She also joked that Barron suddenly realized what some of the world already knew about his father’s political beliefs.

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“Barron, a voting majority shares your horror. #barronforpresident,” she wrote.

She even implied that he was wiping a tear from his eye during the ceremony.

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When your dad is boppin' his head to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. #dadshame #barronforpresident

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Bowen later faced backlash on Twitter and responded with an attempt to clarify her statements.

“I love that Barron is a kid being a kid. My kids would be a horror show at a public event! Just trying to keep it light,” she responded to a fan who questioned why she targeted a child in her posts.

Bowen has not commented further on the jokes and has not removed any of the posts.

(h/t Yahoo!)

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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