Celebrity Jeopardy! is getting backlash.
The celebrity edition of the quiz show is facing a ton of criticism on social media, and it all has to do with one of the answers that appeared during the show on Sunday (November 13).
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The controversy had to do with Brian Laundrie, who killed Gabby Petito in Wyoming in 2021 while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. His remains were found in a Florida nature preserve after he committed suicide.
When host Mayim Bialik read the clue from “The A List” category, in which all answers included the letter “A,” she said, “In 2021 fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days in Fla.’s Myakkahatchee Creek area, home to these long and toothy critters.”
Joel correctly asked: “What are alligators?”
She then went on to the next topic, but fans were infuriated, calling it deeply offensive and insensitive.
Check out a handful of reactions…
I was mortified to be watching Jeopardy and low and behold they asked a casual question about alligators referencing Brian Laundrie! Oh Mayim. Oh Jeopardy! ???? What incredibly poor taste. I’m sure her parents would be thrilled to turn on the tv to see this on a game show!!???
— VJR (@Pienbudnme64) November 14, 2022
One of the worst answers ever tonight, @Jeopardy .
The Brian Laundrie one showed a complete lack of class and total disrespect.
— michael broderick (@mikenesto) November 14, 2022
Brian Laundrie, who confessed to killing Gabby Petito before committing suicide in Florida, was featured as an answer on Celebrity @Jeopardy last night.
It read, “Brian Laundrie ended his days,” referencing his suicide.
Suicide featured on a *game show.* pic.twitter.com/WecxFhYStl
— JB Biunno #HeyJB (@WFLAJB) November 15, 2022
Offensive and in poor taste to use a clue about a recent killer- you couldn’t find another clue for “alligator”??
— Maureen M (@Mobility61) November 14, 2022
You have an entire team of writers and editors and yet no one stopped the alligator answer from being broadcast? What is wrong with all of you? You couldn’t think of a less offensive and disrespectful clue for alligator? I’m truly baffled and disgusted. #dobetterjeopardy
— Leanne Muscat (@Leannetwo) November 14, 2022
— Josephine Rae (@JoeyRae1989) November 15, 2022