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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>‘Jeopardy!’ Slammed for Winner’s Alleged White Power Hand Gesture
BigRichard 01:32 PM 04-30-2021
Are you kidding me. You wonder why people have become so loathsome of a part of a particular political side. This story is why.

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A Jeopardy! winner’s hand gesture from Tuesday night’s show has sparked a protest by former contestants demanding an apology from producers.

A group of 467 purported former participants on the show posted an open letter on Medium on Wednesday accusing the syndicated game show’s producers of failing to catch a contestant’s apparent white power hand gesture.

On Tuesday, when winner Kelly Donohue was introduced as having won three games, he “held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers extended and palm facing inward, and he tapped his chest,” the letter noted.

Here’s what that looked like:



Donohue countered on Facebook that the gesture was meant to confirm he had won three games, and noted had previously flashed one finger, and then two, during his introductions for his earlier respective games.

But when he did three fingers after his third win, he made a gesture similar to the “OK” symbol made by a right-wing militia group called the Three Percenters that has also been co-opted by white power groups. The former contestants say the popular game show’s producers should have recognized the gesture and prevented it from ever being shown on the air.

“This gesture was not a clear-cut symbol for the number three,” the letter noted. “Regardless of [Donohue’s] stated intent, the gesture is a racist dog whistle. Some of the first people to notice this were not affiliated with Jeopardy! in any way — they were viewers who couldn’t believe what they’d seen, captured it on video, and shared it to Twitter. Among them were people of color who, needless to say, are attuned to racist messaging and not appreciative that the show allowed this symbol to be broadcast. … It was perceived by people across demographic boundaries as a wink and a nod by white men about their superiority. …. Leaving this messaging unchecked will encourage others to attempt similar things in the future. Is the production team of Jeopardy! prepared for more of this? Prepared for more attempts to disguise contempt as innocent gesturing? Prepared for the backlash and ramifications should one of those moments ever become tied to real-world violence?”

The letter also stated that Donohue had “responded to a clue with a term for the Roma that is considered a slur.”

“We know that contestants sign morals and ethics-related agreements when they prepare to appear on the show, and we would ask the production team to evaluate this situation within that framework,” the letter added. “We really hope to see a statement and a disavowal of both of this week’s events, and we would like to see Jeopardy! address Kelly’s behavior.”

The Jeopardy! team had no immediate comment.


Read more here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/je...re/ar-BB1gbz1R

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fan4ever 01:35 PM 04-30-2021
I think we all need to start wearing mittens so anything we do with our fingers isn't misinterpreted...besides...white supremacists aren't smart enough to win at Jeopardy from what I've heard.
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BDj23 01:41 PM 04-30-2021
Twitter needs to be destroyed
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AdolfOliverBush 01:41 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by BigRichard:
Are you kidding me. You wonder why people have become so loathsome of a part of a particular political side. This story is why.
I agree the accusation is stupid for several reasons, not the least of which is: anyone smart enough to win on "Jeopardy" would be smart enough to avoid being overtly racist on a game show. However, the loathing is a two-way street.
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Al Czervik 01:42 PM 04-30-2021
My response to all those offended....

via GIPHY


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KC_Lee 01:48 PM 04-30-2021
Fingers are racist.
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Prison Bitch 01:50 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by BDj23:
Twitter needs to be destroyed
GOP gave them a $501 million tax cut instead.


(Calcs: Twatter net income 2019: 1.47B, 2018: 1.21B. Difference between 35% rate and 20% rate = $501m)
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Detoxing 01:51 PM 04-30-2021
The Jews are behind this. I just know it.
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DJJasonp 01:57 PM 04-30-2021
keeping people afraid of imaginary boogiemen and feeling victimized is a booming business.
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alpha_omega 01:57 PM 04-30-2021
Of course, they left out the other signs he flashed....it's as easy to figure out as 1-2-3.



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displacedinMN 04-30-2021, 02:02 PM
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displacedinMN 02:03 PM 04-30-2021
Everything is bad
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BucEyedPea 02:04 PM 04-30-2021
A country where the first black president was elected twice with comfortable margins—but America is racist!
A country where we have black judges, mayors, reps and senators and likely we will have more to come.

Crikey!
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Bwana 02:04 PM 04-30-2021
Probably featured next Sunday on 60 Minutes.
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AdolfOliverBush 02:07 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
A country where the first black president was elected twice with comfortable margins—but America is racist!
A country where we have black mayors, reps and senators and likely we will have more to come.

Crikey!
It's possible to believe these accusations are stupid without going full retard and claiming there is no racism in America.

It's possible for sane people, anyway.
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BDj23 02:21 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
It's possible to believe these accusations are stupid without going full retard and claiming there is no racism in America.

It's possible for sane people, anyway.
There's racism everywhere in the world, always has been and always will be.
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