“Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich has come under intense criticism in the last 24 hours after she made a joke about Barron Trump that many felt was in poor taste.
Barron, the young son of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, has been the subject of lots of Internet attention as he often appears nervous or bored during his father’s political events.
After watching his behavior at the 2016 presidential inauguration, Rich joked that Trump would be the first homeschooled shooter.
“Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” Rich wrote, in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Rich has since made her account’s tweets protected.
Before she did that, Rich became the ire of many on social media, who called for her to be dismissed from her job.
“Katie Rich a SNL writer-she needs to lose her job today! She is a hateful bully of children. FIRE HER,” one user wrote.
“Katie Rich needs to publicly apologize to the president, First Lady, & [American]ppl. Then fire her,” another added.