SNL Writer Katie Rich Allegedly Fired After Barron Trump School Shooter Tweet, Name Removed From Credits (UPDATE)
Reports are swirling about Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich allegedly being fired from her plum gig after her deplorable tweet about Barron Trump on the day of his father inauguration. In case you missed it, here’s the “joke” in all its glory…
You can no longer find the tweet because Ms. Rich went on to delete her Twitter, and maybe even her entire social media presence, from what we can tell.
There’s another thing we can tell: Rich’s name wasn’t on the credits last night after SNL aired. That has been taken to mean that she was fired, which is likely the case, given that the entire writing staff is usually listed on said credits. Maybe they took her off this week only, or put her on some kind of sabbatical. But a firing would also go a long way towards explaining the deletion of her Twitter account. Perhaps the shame simply became too much.
We don’t know for sure if she’s been fired yet, but it’s looking like that might be the case. What I am sure of is SNL now sucks big time. I mean it has for at least the last 10 years or so, but it’s gotten to be terminal over the last 6 months. During Saturday’s new episode, they did a musical tribute to Barack Obama. It wan’t a joke, either. The skit was just straight-up propaganda aimed at pleasing lefties. I don’t see the point in being, ya know, not funny on your comedy show, but that’s the path they’ve taken. It’s becoming a real habit as of late.
I wish Donald Trump could Make SNL Great Again, but that might be asking too much, even for him.
UPDATE: It keeps happening. Here’s a Comedy Central contributor who calls Barron Trump a future date rapist. Classy.
UPDATE II: Katie Rich has been “suspended indefinitely” from Saturday Night Live according to a published report. This may not be enough for some people, judging by the responses I’ve received in regard to this post on Twitter and elsewhere. Some will this this is fair, while I have no doubt other will think about how a right-winger would have been treated in a similar circumstance.
Also, note that her Twitter account was scrubbed clean of all old tweets/jokes. I guess she (or SNL brass) was worried about what else might come up if we had a chance to dig…
Rich has been suspended indefinitely from SNL in the wake of the tweet, according to a person familiar with the situation. Monday afternoon, Rich restored her Twitter account and tweeted an apology, though all of her other tweets have been deleted. “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry,” she wrote.
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.
— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017