“Saturday Night Live” is giving one of its writers a second chance after she was suspended “indefinitely” following an insensitive tweet about the President’s son.
Katie Rich, 34, was credited on Thursday night’s “Weekend Update: Summer Edition,” despite having been “suspended indefinitely” in January from the sketch comedy series for tweeting that 11-year-old Barron would become America’s “first homeschool shooter.”
Rich was blasted for her remarks, leading the series to announce her suspension immediately after the tweet. She later deactivated her Twitter, but reinstated it to issue an apology.
“I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry,” the Chicago native wrote a few days later.
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It is unclear if she was brought on just to write for the four-episode long special this summer — or if she will return for the upcoming season, which is set to return this fall.
Rich has since been back to Twitter, tweeting about issues in the administration, but no direct jabs toward any of the Trumps.
“SNL’s latest cold open is kind of over the top,” she wrote in April along with a photo of Trump with Sarah Palin and Kid Rock.
She most recently tweeted that the press should phrase all their questions “in the form of a letter from a 9 year old kid” in order to get answers.
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The President condemned the writer, who worked for the series since 2013, for her remarks.
“Well, ‘Saturday Night Live’ – a person from ‘Saturday Night Live’ was terrible,” he said in an interview with Hannity shortly after the tweet.
“It’s a failing show. It’s not funny. Alec Baldwin’s a disaster. He’s terrible on the show and, by the way, I don’t mind some humor but it’s terrible. But for them to attack, for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son,” he continued.
“It’s a disgrace. He’s a great boy. And it’s not an easy thing for him. Believe me.”
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Rich had not been credited on any episodes last season following the suspension.
A spokesperson for “SNL” told the Daily News that the show was not commenting. A number for Rich went to voicemail and she did not immediately respond to requests from The News for comment.
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