John Henson is a comedian, actor, and talk show host. You may remember him as co-host of the popular game-show Wipeout that featured contestants running through an obstacle course getting hit with objects as they ran for the fastest time. Henson always ended the show with the catchphrase, "Good night, and Big Balls", a reference to the signature obstacle in the show.
Since 2017, he has been hosting the Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network.
This past weekend, in an attempt to be funny, Henson made a tweet that left a bad taste in the mouth of many, even if they weren't Trump supporters. It has been deleted, but read as follows.
I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is.
— John Henson (@John_Henson) June 21, 2020
Melania Trump, as you might imagine, did not see the humor. She responded in a statement on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, saying that the family continues to see 'inappropriate and insensitive' comments about the teenager.
“Sadly we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the President’s son [Barron Trump],” Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham shared in a statement Monday to the Daily Caller .
“As with every other Administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media,” she added.
Some championed Mama Melania for standing up for her son Barron.
Others felt that Trump was the butt of the joke and not Barron. Henson follows up saying it was a joke.
It seems as though The Food network is hoping this will just blow over, tweeting about Supermarket Stakeout instead of getting involved, so far.
Henson has moved on too and continues to joke, saying Kellyanne Conway is next.