Former “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich might not be out of work for long.
Rich was universally derided this week after she tweeted a dark joke about Barron Trump, the 10-year-old son of President Donald Trump, saying he would be the first “homeschool shooter.” “SNL” then reportedly moved to suspend her indefinitely.
Creator of the Adult Swim cartoon “Rick & Morty,” Dan Harmon, tweeted that he’s offered a job to Rich, saying that he “tolerates all jokes.”
I’m sure Katie Rich will have better offers but I’ll start bidding, will fly her to LA first class and give her what my studio pays me
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) January 23, 2017
“I’m sure Katie Rich will have better offers but I’ll start bidding, will fly her to LA first class and give her what my studio pays me,” he also tweeted.
And, like Rich’s joke, Harmon received a torrent of backlash from online users over his proposition. One person wrote that with his tweet, he’s “a sad old man fetching for attention.” Added another: “Sure, Katie Rich will work again. But she learned a lesson: Trump is fair game, 10-yr-old kids are not, so don’t be evil.”
Rich took down her website and cleared her social media pages before leaving an apology.
“I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry,” she tweeted Monday.