‘Danger!’ Slammed for “insensitive” and “appalling” leads

Fans have called a hint that appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy! “distasteful” and “insensitive.”

The clue – asked to actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton and Joel Kim Booster – was featured on Sunday night’s episode, with the answers including the letter “A”.

The question read: “In 2021, fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days in Fla’s Myakkahatchee Creek area, home of these long and toothy creatures.”

The response was “what are alligators” – and fans criticized the show’s decision to mention Laundrie in the hint.

Laundrie, 23, confessed to killing his 22-year-old girlfriend Gabby Petito in a notebook before taking his own life about a year ago while the couple were traveling across the country in a van.

Fans slammed the
“Danger!” Appalled at the mention of Laundrie, fans tweeted furiously at the hint.
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Petito was found strangled at a campground near the Grand Tetons on September 19, 2021. Laundrie’s remains were discovered a month later on October 20, 2021 at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

“Danger!” Appalled at the mention of Laundrie, fans tweeted furiously at the hint.

“THAT, that’s more than insulting. It’s appalling and completely insensitive, not to mention completely unnecessary. Shame @Jeopardy,” one user tweeted.

“What the hell is wrong with you? don’t you have a soul I can’t believe this question got past your lawyers,” wrote another in disbelief.

Laundrie confessed to killing his girlfriend in 2021.
Laundrie confessed to his girlfriend’s murder in a notebook.

“That’s the most tasteless and insensitive response I’ve ever seen on Jeopardy!” another raged. “What the hell were you thinking? It is repugnant to downplay this tragic situation.”

The Post reached out to “Jeopardy!” for comment.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/14/jeopardy-slammed-for-insensitive-and-appalling-clue/ ‘Danger!’ Slammed for “insensitive” and “appalling” leads

Emma Bowman

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