Are you a Jeopardy! fan? If so, then buckle up for this wild ride of controversies that have sparked outrage from viewers and contestants alike. From questions about geopolitical events to an ill-advised clue referencing murder and suicide, the show has been no stranger to controversy over its decades on air.
We’ll take "Weirdest Faux Pas" for $200, please. What is when Mike Richards stepped down as host due to discrimination lawsuits and offensive remarks he made on a podcast; or Mayim Bialik’s orange blazer causing online uproar; or Ken Jennings apologizing for his past insensitive tweets — but will Jeopardy! fans forgive him? These are just some of the outrageous moments in recent years that had us all scratching our heads, wondering what was going through their minds at Jeopardy!
And if these weren’t enough already, we’ve got more where those came from, including wrong West Bank clues sparking backlash; Sam Buttrey cheated out of his win thanks to King James Bible ruling (or not); POTS being referred with outdated term prompting apology by producers … and much more!
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