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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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AdolfOliverBush 02:22 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by BDj23:
There's racism everywhere in the world, always has been and always will be.
Agreed. Maybe you can convince BEP.
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BucEyedPea 02:27 PM 04-30-2021
That's not quite what that means you strawman artist.

It doesn't mean there aren't some racists in every country—but saying America is a sweeping generality. Same for saying "systemic" racism exists here.

If you look inside other countries, you'd find America is one of the least racist countries in the world.
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AdolfOliverBush 02:39 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
That's not quite what that means you strawman artist.
Deion Sanders would be impressed with the speed of your backpedal.

Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
It doesn't mean there aren't some racists in every country—but saying America is a sweeping generality. Same for saying "systemic" racism exists here.
So the person who refers to anyone on Earth who disagrees with her politics as "fascists", "commies", "Bolsheviks", etc. is concerned with sweeping generalities?

Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
If you look inside other countries, you'd find America is one of the least racist countries in the world.
The fact that you made that claim means it's almost certain that America is one of the most racist countries in the world. :-)
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Bump 03:53 PM 04-30-2021
lol
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RealSNR 03:56 PM 04-30-2021
The left already ruined Mac Tonight.

Now they ruined the ok symbol.
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Bump 04:42 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:


The fact that you made that claim means it's almost certain that America is one of the most racist countries in the world. :-)
so you want to bring in endless "refugees" to one of the most racist countries in the world? That doesn't seem nice.
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tyecopeland 04:45 PM 04-30-2021
He should have done the asl sign for 3. But, most football refs show 3rd down that same way. And its ridiculous that the asl sign for ok is considered racist.
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BlackOp 11:07 PM 04-30-2021
This whole uptick is "white supremacy" is just the beginning of the "false reality" sold in the future.

The controlled media is inventing it out of thin air...it's a psyop...with paid actors and social media infiltrators. It only appears to be gaining traction...

Saw a Mademoiselle article on how ballet is racist...they will keep selling it from all angles. It's a propaganda initiative...a manufactured lie.
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GloucesterChief 11:13 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by DJJasonp:
keeping people afraid of imaginary boogiemen and feeling victimized is a booming business.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

- H.L. Mencken
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Imon Yourside 11:16 PM 04-30-2021
We're gonna need every white person to say they're sorry.
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NJChiefsFan27 12:06 AM 05-01-2021
This is why context matters. Some dude making the gesture on a game show with a perfectly reasonable explanation (had been on the show three times and flashed the number of his appearance in each) is much different than a group of MAGA hats making the gesture in a staged photo where they are clearly in on the recent meme and are signaling their views to each other with the benefit of some level of plausible deniability.
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Ninerfan11 01:51 AM 05-01-2021
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 tons of racism, but it's mostly against Asians and Whites.
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Ninerfan11 01:53 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
This is why context matters. Some dude making the gesture on a game show with a perfectly reasonable explanation (had been on the show three times and flashed the number of his appearance in each) is much different than a group of MAGA hats making the gesture in a staged photo where they are clearly in on the recent meme and are signaling their views to each other with the benefit of some level of plausible deniability.
You voted for it, stfu stupid goy
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kjwood75nro 02:05 AM 05-01-2021
Did it wrong, look what happened.
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banyon 09:38 AM 05-01-2021

❌ No, "Jeopardy" champ Kelly Donohue didn't make the "White Power" hand gesture. https://t.co/FAlAGdfbY6 pic.twitter.com/ednOE4XtkT

— snopes.com (@snopes) April 28, 2021

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