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Kathy Griffin's Photo Shoot Starts Beef Between Trump Jr. And Jeopardy! Star

It takes a special kind of person to mock a child on social media and walk away with a sense of pride that they accomplished something amazing. Ken Jennings, whose claim to fame is an amazing run on the game show Jeopardy!, apparently falls into that category. In the wake of the backlash over Kathy Griffin’s repulsive photo, reports emerged that 11-year-old Barron Trump was really upset about the whole thing. For most folks, that puts things in perspective. However, Jennings proved that he’s not most folks.

As the Daily Mail shares, Jennings jumped on social media to post a bizarre attempt at a joke.

“Barron Trump saw a very long necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. He thought it was his dad & his little heart is breaking,” he wrote.

There’s a number of different ways to dissect that one, but we can start with the fact that it’s just not funny. It looks like one of those statements that made a ton of sense in the confines of the poster’s head but winds up falling remarkably flat when it’s digested by others. Jennings is not the first one to suffer from this unfortunate set of circumstances, and we can be certain that he won’t be the last either.

Beyond that, it’s downright outrageous that an adult would feel the need to mock a child’s feelings on social media, let alone the son of the President of the United States. Regardless of how you may feel about his father’s politics, there is absolutely zero justification for making the kid the target of a verbal attack in a bid to get attention. That’s beyond sad, and Jennings will have to deal with whatever backlash he may receive.

Donald Trump Jr. is among the many that are displeased with this "joke," and he took to social media to share his thoughts.

“It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old. Yet another low from the left, but they will rationalize this away with their usual excuses,” he wrote.

Another user would quickly point out that Jennings writes children’s books for Simon & Schuster. The user encouraged others to contact the company to share their thoughts about the appropriateness of a children’s author making derogatory comments about a child on social media.

“Good point, you would think that in this day and age @simonandschuster would have an issue with one of their children’s authors bullying a kid,” Trump Jr. wrote in response.

For Jennings' part, he seemed unmoved by the ruckus he created, and he posted some additional nonsense in response.

“I will kill as many white rhinos as it takes to prove my masculinity to Donald Trump Jr.” he wrote.

While it’s quite clear that humor is not a strength for Jennings, that doesn’t mean he should get a pass on this. A sincere apology is warranted, and it sounds like he could benefit from some training on the effects of cyberbullying - being that he’s such a respected children’s author and all.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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