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‘SNL' Writer Slammed For Tweet About ‘Homeschool Shooter' Barron Trump

Donald Trump is a 70-year-old man. Some may even argue he's an “adult.”

However, his youngest son, Barron Trump, is a 10-year-old boy.

While people utilize social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to share their opinions about the new POTUS, they shouldn't forget his family isn't the issue.

Katie Rich, writer for “Saturday Night Live,” reportedly took it a step too far on Inauguration Day with a tweet that directly insulted the child — and people want her fired.

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The tweet, which she apparently deleted three hours after posting it due to immediate criticism, read,

Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter.

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Not cool, Katie. Not cool.

Responses to her now-viral tweet insist she should be fired from “SNL,” and people are truly disgusted at the “joke” that targeted the innocent 10-year-old.

twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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twitter response to katie rich calling barron trump a homeschool shooter

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Throughout the inaugural events on Friday, Barron was the butt of multiple jokes due to his unenthused demeanor, which may have triggered the tweet.

But not only was Katie's tweet completely unethical, it was also untrue.

Barron is not homeschooled, and he will not be homeschooled.

Barron currently attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side in New York City.

He will stay there and remain in New York with his mother, Melania Trump, until he finishes his year.

Tensions are high right now, especially on social media.

Although many people are utilizing platforms — Twitter in particular — to voice their opinions, they must keep in mind the fact that targeting children is downright messed up.

… especially if they're joking about violence and a kid being a “homeschool shooter.”

I'll be the first person to admit I don't support the Trump presidency, but Barron never did anything to me, or you or Katie Rich.

Keep him out of it. He's a freakin' child, and he certainly didn't choose the spotlight he's been given.

Citations: 'Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter': Calls for SNL writer to be fired over 'tasteless' tweet targeting Trump's youngest son (Daily Mail)

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Amanda Fama is a graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She is a writer, both creatively and musically, and a lover of coffee, live music, cities & wine.
Amanda Fama is a graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She is a writer, both creatively and musically, and a lover of coffee, live music, cities & wine.

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