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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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vailpass 07:15 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Or because there is additional context which makes the Breuer hand gesture look sus, like him being the only person in the photo among dozens of others to not be doing a thumbs up, but instead he is seen making a hand gesture that was part of a growing troll campaign among younger conservatives to be a display of white power. It was new enough that it's possible he didn't know about it and was just doing some kind of Trump impersonation (Trump, like many others who speak with their hands, sometimes makes this gesture when he speaks), but it's very likely he knew what he was doing.
Boy, you need to toughen up. Don’t be like some of your generation who think like this.
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SFfan79 08:13 PM 05-01-2021
Soon to come. Blinking deemed racist.
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Pasta Little Brother 09:31 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Or because there is additional context which makes the Breuer hand gesture look sus, like him being the only person in the photo among dozens of others to not be doing a thumbs up, but instead he is seen making a hand gesture that was part of a growing troll campaign among younger conservatives to be a display of white power. It was new enough that it's possible he didn't know about it and was just doing some kind of Trump impersonation (Trump, like many others who speak with their hands, sometimes makes this gesture when he speaks), but it's very likely he knew what he was doing.
Damn you are pathetic
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NJChiefsFan27 09:49 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Boy, you need to toughen up. Don’t be like some of your generation who think like this.
Are you aware that attempting to shoehorn masculinity into everything just makes you look insecure to normal people?


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vailpass 09:51 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Are you aware that attempting to shoehorn masculinity into everything just makes you look insecure to normal people?

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Bump 11:15 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Or because there is additional context which makes the Breuer hand gesture look sus, like him being the only person in the photo among dozens of others to not be doing a thumbs up, but instead he is seen making a hand gesture that was part of a growing troll campaign among younger conservatives to be a display of white power. It was new enough that it's possible he didn't know about it and was just doing some kind of Trump impersonation (Trump, like many others who speak with their hands, sometimes makes this gesture when he speaks), but it's very likely he knew what he was doing.
you people are so easy to manipulate. Are you a common core kid? just curious
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Tribal Warfare 11:59 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by alpha_omega:
Of course, they left out the other signs he flashed....it's as easy to figure out as 1-2-3.


The bottom left pic would be censored in Europe because the inward number 2 sign is the equivalent to flipping someone off
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Fish 10:10 PM 05-02-2021
Yeah, this is really stupid. Dude was clearly doing "1, 2, 3.."
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Bump 12:21 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
Yeah, this is really stupid. Dude was clearly doing "1, 2, 3.."
doesn't matter, it's blasphemy to the religion of wokeness
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Otter 05:12 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Are you aware that attempting to shoehorn masculinity into everything just makes you look insecure to normal people?

Are you aware that constantly searching for a reason to complain and play victim makes you look insecure to normal people?
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Tonka83 09:04 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:

MLB Umpire Ejects Catcher For Making Multiple Racist Gestures




CINCINNATI, OH—A catcher for the Cincinnati Reds was ejected from a home game today after he was caught flashing several racist hand signals to the pitcher.


"We are shocked and saddened by this overt display of white supremacy from one of our players," said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. "This is not who we are. We stand with the BIPOC community who is no doubt feeling so much pain and trauma after being forced to see such horrific racism during one of our games."

According to witnesses, Cincinnati catcher Bugs "Sluggo" O'Callahan flashed several evil hand signals during the game, including:

The one-finger signal, which represents the desire for one race to reign supreme
The two-finger signal, which represents one woman and one man in marriage
The three-finger signal, a top-secret gesture meaning "white power"
The fingers extended and joined signal, which means "Heil Hitler"
"This is ridiculous! those signs mean "fast ball", "curve ball", "slider", and "change up!" said O'Callahan. "We've been using those signals forever! I did nothing wrong!"

After a month of anti-racist training and threats against his family and all else he held dear, he revised his statement, saying: "I apologize to all who were hurt by my insensitive hand gestures and I stand in solidarity with all who have experienced injustice at the hands of white supremacy."

The entire Cincinnati Reds team has elected to amputate their hands to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.

https://babylonbee.com/news/mlb-umpi...acist-gestures
When satire meets real life. That story reminded me of this...

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/...of-strike-outs


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tatorhog 09:05 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by Otter:
Are you aware that constantly searching for a reason to complain and play victim makes you look insecure to normal people?
He's a participation ribbon kid. Notice I didn't say white ribbon, he would probably find a way to say it was racist.
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KC_Lee 11:30 AM 05-03-2021
Problem solved;

Jeopardy Bans All Contestants From Having Hands https://t.co/OehNwOmSpj

— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) May 3, 2021

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jettio 09:22 PM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by alpha_omega:
Of course, they left out the other signs he flashed....it's as easy to figure out as 1-2-3.


If you ask a kid to show the number 3 with one hand, you would universally get the index middle and ring finger displayed.

The way this guy shows 3 is not a natural way to show the number 3 with one hand.

But it is not possible to decide if the guy meant to be naughty without more information.

It is not possible to conclude that the guy did not mean to flash a symbol. It is weird that so many posters jump to the conclusion that it is not possible that the guy meant to flash a symbol.
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jettio 10:11 PM 05-03-2021
Here is link to boston.com article about the guy. It has a link to a photo of Frank Sinatra giving the okay sign, which they say the guy had as his Facebook cover photo until the brouhaha.

https://www.boston.com/culture/enter...y-hand-gesture

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...n-dominis.html

I use the okay hand gesture sometimes, probably because of Navy diver training. But I would not use it to display the number 3, that does not make any sense.

If this dude is a bank examiner, he probably works for the government and has union rights that will protect him from too much trouble.

He is probably no more into white supremacy than all of the assholes in the dc subforum that are on my ignore list. :-)
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