‘Jeopardy!’ host Ken Jennings accused of unfairness in judging contestants’ solutions

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New “Jeopardy” host Ken Jennings was accused by admirers on Twitter this 7 days of unfairly adjudicating two contestants’ responses all through the exhibit Wednesday.

“Wow, is @jeopardy fixed? Why is Luigi allowed to accurate himself, but Harriet just isn’t?” one viewer wrote on Twitter.

On the show, present-day champion Luigi de Guzman to start with gave the respond to “Frequent” when demonstrated a portray by John Constable.

“Say it all over again?” Jennings, who is only in his initially formal week as host, questioned of de Guzman.


Ken Jennings is in his first week as an official "Jeopardy!" host. 

Ken Jennings is in his very first 7 days as an formal “Jeopardy!” host. 
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“Sorry, who is Constable?” he answered, which Jennings accepted.

The classification was “Negatives,” which meant each and every reply would commence with “Cons.”

On the other hand, afterwards in the demonstrate, when contestant Harriet Wagner answered that the fantasy creator of “Constantly Coming Dwelling” was “Angela LeGuin” ahead of making an attempt to proper her remedy to Ursula LeGuin, she was interrupted by Jennings.

“No,” he stated, in advance of letting de Guzman to give the proper reply.


"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, (L) poses with contestant Ken Jennings after his earnings from his record-breaking streak on the game show surpassed $1 million on July 14, 2004 in Culver City, California.

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, (L) poses with contestant Ken Jennings just after his earnings from his report-breaking streak on the activity exhibit surpassed $1 million on July 14, 2004 in Culver Metropolis, California.
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“Of course, Harriet, you remembered that her identify was Ursula, but I experienced already started ruling towards you when you commenced correcting yourself,” Jennings defined.

Numerous followers on Twitter did not accept his reasoning.

“Not a admirer of the ruling against Harriet tonight and a no cost experience for Guzman…Ken Jennings is partial and not a good moderator. Will never be watching any longer,” just one Twitter person wrote.

A different said, “#Jeopardy I am not content how #KenJennings is letting some individuals accurate them selves and not other people. And also partial responses like class as an alternative of course action need to NOT rely.”

“Gosh, Jeopardy — why not have a certain quantity of time to solution? Harriet answered her revised respond to of Ursula at the very least as promptly as Luigi was allowed to correct his response from Frequent to Constable a handful of minutes before,” a 3rd explained.

A fourth called de Guzman’s earn at the close of the show an “unfair runaway.”

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“#Jeopardy why did Ken Jennings enable just one contestant (male) modify a wrong respond to, but dominated against a different (woman), even although she mentioned the correct remedy in the time limit? Tonight’s episode was an unfair runaway simply because of that ruling on the last reply in double jeopardy.”

Another supporter claimed the ruling was misogynistic.

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings were selected as co-hosts of the game show "Jepordy!" in July. 

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have been chosen as co-hosts of the activity demonstrate “Jepordy!” in July. 
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“That was entirely unfair and Ken Jennings (and the ‘judges’) were being certainly completely wrong not to give her credit rating for a proper solution. Is the #misogyny from #Jeopardy? Positive appears to be like it!

“Ken, you blew it massive time! Luigi was completely wrong! Harriet was suitable, in time!” a different chided.

Nonetheless, other people were being not phased.

“So comforting and joyful to have @KenJennings guiding the host podium of @Jeopardy It’s as the world really should be,” a admirer wrote.

Yet another praised the host. “Ken! You are definitely excellent at web hosting Jeopardy!! Happy you get to do it with Mayim, she is also definitely excellent! Hold it up and thanks for retaining Jeopardy at the amount it was with Alex!”

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Jennings, a former “Jeopardy!” winner, and actress Mayim Bialik had been named as the permanent replacements for Alex Trebek in July. Trebek died of cancer in 2020 right after web hosting the present for additional than 37 a long time.

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