Julie Bowen Slammed For Making Fun of President’s 10-Year-Old Son Barron Trump
Julie Bowen might be hilarious on Modern Family but her jokes didn't go over so well on social media
The actress was slammed on Instagram after she made a series of jokes about newly inaugurated President Donald Trump's son Barron Trump looking bored while his father was sworn in.
The actress began her comedic series with a photo of Barron looking down to the floor as all eyes are on President Trump. The star joked the 10 year old was probably playing video games to keep occupied.
"I think Barron is on his Gameboy. Can't say I can blame him," she captioned the pic.
The Emmy winner continued her comedy routine with a photo of the boy appearing stressed out with his hands in his hair. The comedian joked that Barron was probably going through the realization that his father is president.
"Barron, a voting majority shares your horror," Julie captioned, with the hashtag #barronforpresident.
She continued with a photo of Barron appearing to wipe a tear from his eye. She joked the boy was feeling extra emotional over the fact his father was getting down to a Mormon choir.
Finishing off her routine, Julie posted a photo of CNN cutting Barron out of the frame, jokingly expressing her disappointment in no longer being able to see the 10 year old's reactions.
"Hey @CNN! Don't box the Barron!" she captioned.
The four-photo comedy series didn't go over well with Trump supporters, who flooded the actress's posts with comments of their disapproval.
Though the actress raked in thousands of likes for her witty take on the inauguration, there were a sizable amount of fans who did not find the comedy routine funny, turning against the actress.
"Boo! I used to like you and follow your Instagram! Unfollowing and not watching @abcmodernfam anymore," one commenter wrote.
"Just because you don't like his dad, don't poke fun at the kid. I used to like you Julie. Grow up!" another critic added.
The comedy actress was also attacked on Twitter for focusing her joke on a child. In response, Julie defended that her own children would probably be reacting the same way Barron did at the inauguration — in horror.
.@MyraLisa I love that Barron is a kid being a kid. My kids would be a horror show at a public event! Just trying to keep it light.Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) January 20, 2017
Julie hasn't been the only public figure who has been slammed for targetting the POTUS's son. In November, Rosie O'Donnell was criticized for sharing a now-deleted YouTube video claiming that Barron may be autistic.
“Barron Trump Autistic?” she said in a tweet, which has now been deleted. “If so — what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has also been a target of Trump supporters after she tweeted that "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter." The writer soon deleted the tweet and put her account to private but not before hundreds of critics swarmed her feed criticizing the comedian for targeting a child.
All this controversy just makes us wonder how the Modern Family kids would fare if Phil and Claire Dunphy were in the White House.
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