During Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday, Rich tweeted out, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” which landed her in hot water and ultimately suspended indefinitely from the sketch comedy show.
Her tweets have since been deleted and Rich issued an apology to her Twitter account on Monday, but the backlash continues to poor in, prompting Lewinsky to speak out in defense of the writer.
“Online mobs are not the answer either. @katiemaryrich has apologized. comedy is an imperfect science. (trust me!),” the former White House intern tweeted on Tuesday in defense of Rich.
Lewinsky, 43, was one of many public figures who came to the defense of Barron following Friday’s inauguration, taking to Twitter to share an article featuring collective tweets about the President’s son along with the caption, “All children need to be protected from bullying + mockery. (incl #barrontrump). let’s be better than this.”