“This is not true! ”: Jeopardy fans are furious against newly co-host Ken Jennings after he allowed the champ to correct his wrong answer but didn’t let another contestant do so moments later.
- Ken Jennings, 48, asked contestant Luigi de Guzman to “say it again” when he mispronounced a British painter after he drowned in
- De Guzman incorrectly defined Constable as “constant” and was apparently allowed to correct the answer after Jennings’ claim
- Moments later, fellow contestant Harriet Wagner wasn’t given the same when she quickly adjusted her answer to the correct one.
- Jennings, who started telling Wagner that her answer was completely wrong when she began to correct herself, argued that he “started to judge” against her, so she didn’t understand
- Social media users revolted against the ruling, saying it was ‘unfair’ and ‘biased’.
Jeopardy fans revolted against co-host Ken Jennings after he allowed the champ to correct his answer, but not another contestant.
Jennings, 48, found himself in hot water after Wednesday night’s episode after allowing four-time winner Luigi de Guzman to correct his wrong answer.
When the contestant was asked to identify a “nineteenth-century landscape by this British painter,” Constable de Guzman incorrectly answered: “Constant.”
Jennings seemed to jump in for help, telling him to “say it again.”
Virginia’s lawyer corrected himself and continued to earn $1,000 – bringing his total to $6,200 a night.
Fans were outraged after Jennings did not award the same bid to fellow contestant Harriet Wagner moments later.
Wagner, a retired lawyer, identified Ursula Liguin as “Angela,” but she was soon correct.
Ken Jennings, 48, asked contestant Luigi de Guzman to “say it again” when he mispronounced a British painter after he made a noise on Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy.
De Guzman (left) incorrectly identified Constable as “constant” and was apparently allowed to correct the answer after shoving Jennings, moments later, his fellow contestant. Harriet Wagner (right) was not given the same when she quickly modified her answer to the correct one. Jennings argued that he “already started judging” against her and that’s why she didn’t receive the money
Just as Ursula stated, viewers could hear Jennings start telling her the answer was incorrect, which he said was why she wasn’t getting paid.
Fans were quick to point out that Wagner had corrected her answer faster than de Guzman and thought it was unfair to only give him money after the host asked him to repeat his answer.
“Luigi picked up that clue as well, by ringing and repeating the second correct response to the player,” he told the contestant. “Yes, Harriet, I remembered her name was Ursula but I was already starting to judge you when you started to right yourself.”
Many were quick to use social media to blow up the host — who shares hosting duties with actress Mayim Bialik.
‘So in #Jeopardy one contestant can correct an answer and the other cannot? Come on Ken, that’s not true, Twitter user Steven Glen wrote.
Oh my gosh, Jeopardy – why don’t you have a certain amount of time to answer? Harriet responded to her revised answer to Ursula…as quickly as Luigi was allowed to correct his response from Constable to Constable a few minutes earlier,” Anne Swann wrote on Twitter.
Meghan Baker agreed, commenting, “Yeah. They didn’t give it to her, they gave it to her. Pure prejudice. She’s not right. I think if they screw up the answer, it should be. Otherwise, it’s nepotism.”
Abbe Wichman wrote on the social platform: ‘Jeopardy I have given Luigi the opportunity to right himself when the cop made a mistake. [and] Constant said even now when Harriet said the wrong name to LeGuin [and] She corrected herself that you did not let that slip. be better [and] Playing with fire.’
Social media users revolted against the ruling, saying it was ‘unfair’ and ‘biased’.
Another Twitter user wrote: “Horrible Daily Double Bet by Luigi on this latest proof. Fortunately he knew this because if he wasn’t, he would have effectively taken the game out of being a fugitive. #Risk.’
Another Twitter user, Mike Harrington, suggested it had something to do with gender, writing: “Why did Ken Jennings allow one contestant (male) to change a wrong answer, but judging against another (female), even though she said the correct answer on time. ? Tonight’s episode was an unfair escape due to this judgment on the last answer being in double jeopardy.
De Guzman finished his four-day streak with $115,200. If he wins another round, he will move on to the Champions Tournament.
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