New “Jeopardy!” host Ken Jennings was accused by followers on Twitter this week of unfairly adjudicating two contestants’ solutions in the course of the present Wednesday.
“Wow, is @jeopardy fastened? Why is Luigi allowed to appropriate himself, however Harriet is not?” one viewer wrote on Twitter.
On the present, present champion Luigi de Guzman first gave the reply “Fixed” when proven a portray by John Constable.
“Say it once more?” Jennings, who is just in his first official week as host, requested of de Guzman.
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“Sorry, who’s Constable?” he answered, which Jennings accepted.
The class was “Cons,” which meant each reply would begin with “Cons.”
Nevertheless, later within the present, when contestant Harriet Wagner answered that the fantasy creator of “All the time Coming Dwelling” was “Angela LeGuin” earlier than trying to appropriate her reply to Ursula LeGuin, she was interrupted by Jennings.
“No,” he stated, earlier than permitting de Guzman to provide the proper reply.
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“Sure, Harriet, you remembered that her identify was Ursula, however I had already begun ruling towards you once you started correcting your self,” Jennings defined.
Many followers on Twitter didn’t settle for his reasoning.
“Not a fan of the ruling towards Harriet tonight and a free trip for Guzman…Ken Jennings is partial and never moderator. Will not be watching anymore,” one Twitter consumer wrote.
One other stated, “#Jeopardy I am not pleased how #KenJennings is letting some individuals appropriate themselves and never others. And likewise partial solutions like class as an alternative of sophistication motion ought to NOT depend.”
“Gosh, Jeopardy — why not have a sure period of time to reply? Harriet answered her revised reply of Ursula at the least as shortly as Luigi was allowed to appropriate his response from Fixed to Constable a couple of minutes earlier,” a 3rd stated.
A fourth known as de Guzman’s win on the finish of the present an “unfair runaway.”
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“#Jeopardy why did Ken Jennings let one contestant (male) change a flawed reply, however dominated towards one other (feminine), despite the fact that she stated the proper reply inside the time restrict? Tonight’s episode was an unfair runaway due to that ruling on the final reply in double jeopardy.”
One other fan claimed the ruling was misogynistic.
“That was completely unfair and Ken Jennings (and the ‘judges’) have been completely flawed to not give her credit score for an accurate reply. Is the #misogyny from #Jeopardy? Positive seems prefer it!”
“Ken, you blew it huge time! Luigi was flawed! Harriet was appropriate, in time!” one other chided.
Nevertheless, others weren’t phased.
“So comforting and joyful to have @KenJennings behind the host podium of @Jeopardy It’s because the world must be,” a fan wrote.
A second praised the host. “Ken! You might be actually good at internet hosting Jeopardy!! Glad you get to do it with Mayim, she can also be actually good! Stick with it and thanks for preserving Jeopardy on the degree it was with Alex!”
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Jennings, a former “Jeopardy!” champion, and actress Mayim Bialik have been named because the everlasting replacements for Alex Trebek in July. Trebek died of most cancers in 2020 after internet hosting the present for greater than 37 years.