‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ Blasted For Gabby Petito Killer Clue … Social Media Erupts in Anger
11/15/2022 6:45 AM PT
“Celebrity Jeopardy!” may want to rethink some of its answers, because lots of fans are pissed off the show used killer Brian Laundrie as part of the game.
Actors John Michael Higgins and Wil Wheaton squared off against comedian Joel Kim Booster during Sunday’s semifinal round when all the drama went down concerning Brian Laundrie. Laundrie, as you may recall, killed Gabby Petito in Wyoming in 2021 while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. His remains were later found in a Florida nature preserve after he committed suicide.
“Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik read the clue from “The A List” category in which all answers included the letter “A.”
Bialik said, “In 2021 Fugitive Brian Laundrie Ended His Days Fla.’s Myakkahatchee Creek Area, Home to These Long & Toothy Critters.”
Booster correctly responded, “What are alligators?”
Bialik then went on to the next topic as if nothing was wrong. But, fans of the show saw A LOT wrong and took to Twitter to voice their fury.
One person wrote, “This is the most tasteless and insensitive answer I’ve ever seen on any Jeopardy! What the hell were they thinking? Making light of that tragic situation is repugnant. Damn.”
Another roared, “THIS, this is beyond offensive. It’s appalling & completely insensitive, not to mention totally unnecessary. Shame on, @Jeopardy.”
A third observer asked, “What in the hell is wrong with you? Have you no soul? I can’t believe this question got past your lawyers.”
A fourth angrily stated, “That Jeopardy! question mentioning Brian Laundrie and the answer was alligators?? What the actual hell, that was so … out of line. Not necessary! There was no reason to mention him at all!”