Katie Rich, a writer for “Saturday Night Live,” has been suspended from her position at SNL following a widely criticized post she made Friday on her personal Twitter account in which she which said “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter” and deactivated her Twitter account. Her name did not appear in the closing credits of “Saturday Night Live” in its broadcast on Saturday.
Multiple media sources are reporting that Katie Rich, a writer for “Saturday Night Live” was suspended immediately after the tweet she made on her personal account. The duration of her suspension is indefinite (“she’s fired”).
That tweet was posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 during President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration ceremony. After widespread condemnation, Rich deleted the tweet.
On Monday, Katie Rich reactivated her account and posted a message that said: “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”
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