SNL writer Katie Rich has been suspended after posting a tweet mocking President Donald Trump’s son Barron, media reports say.
They quote a person familiar with SNL‘s plans as saying Katie Rich was suspended indefinitely. NBC is yet to comment.
On the inauguration day, Katie Rich posted a now-deleted tweet, saying: “Barron will be this country’s first home-school shooter.”
An avalanche of criticism on social media followed.
Katie Rich later deleted her tweet, suspending her Twitter account.
However, on January 23, Katie Rich she was back online to issue an apology.
One Facebook post in reaction to her previous tweet has been shared nearly three million times.
The post read: “NO child deserves to be talked to in such a manner… He is a child, he is to be respected and he is off limits.”
Former first child Chelsea Clinton joined the support for Barron Trump.
Saturday Night Live has made a number of shows in recent months, parodying Donald Trump.
President Trump, who took office on January 20, has described SNL as “not funny” and with “terrible” cast.