Ken Jennings apologized.
of Danger! The champion, consultant producer and soon-to-be interim host said in a series of messages on Wednesday that he had posted “something unwise and insensitive”
Jennings said: “Sometimes I say stupid things in a stupid way, and I want to apologize to those who (deserve to be offended) offended. “I’m not trying to hurt anyone, but it’s okay; I messed up. ,I am really sorry. “
Jennings said in his final article on the subject: “If 2020 teaches us anything, it is that we should be kind to each other. With this in mind, I look forward to entering 2021.”
Hey, I just want to have the fact that I must have posted some unwise and insensitive content on Twitter over the years. Sometimes they make jokes in my mind, and I am frustrated to see how they read on the screen. 1 / x
-Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) December 30, 2020
Less than two weeks after Jennings’ comments were published, he began to serve as Danger! After the death of former host Alex Trebek in November.
The announcement that Jennings will announce clues is not surprising Danger! Fans, they know him well. He first participated in the game in 2003, when he appeared in 74 consecutive games-the longest winning streak in the history of the show. In 2011, he became famous and lost to IBM Computer Watson.He defeated his compatriots Danger! Champions James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter won the show’s G awardTimeless Prime time game.Jennings and Danger! He joined the show as a consultant producer and occasionally popped up to provide clues when he debuted on season 37 in September.
This does not mean that everyone is satisfied with Jennings’ announcement to join Trebek, even temporarily. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Yvette Nicole Brown) and others on Twitter opposed this choice on the basis of his past tweets.according to Independent lineBrown pointed out that on September 22, 2014, Jennings said: “There is nothing more sad than a hot person in a wheelchair.” Four years later, when someone forwarded his words, he gave a speech.Jennings said: “I have never logged this publicly, but I apologize to the angry/injured people who have personally reached out to help.” “This is a stupid joke, which means that my head is very different. [and] I regret that capable ordinary reading. “This tweet has been deleted.
I have never done a public flogging for this, but I apologize to the angry/injured people who have personally reached out to help. This is such a silly joke, so much so that my mind is a little different, and I am sorry to be able to read it.
-Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 20, 2018
Unable to contact the show representative for comment.
Danger! A retrospective of Trebek’s best short films will be aired this week. From January 4th, viewers can see the last week of the episode recorded by Trebek. The first episode hosted by Jennings will be broadcast on January 11.
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