JEOPARDY! followers pledged to “boycott” the present after it was confirmed that Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will cut up internet hosting roles for the remainder of the season.
The reactions come after Mike Richards stepped down because the host of the present.
Jeopardy! followers threatened to ‘boycott’ the present after Mayim and Ken have been confirmed as the brand new hostsCredit score: Reuters
The announcement was made on ThursdayCredit score: AP
Followers made it clear they do not like the brand new hostsCredit score: Twitter
Whereas many followers have been glad that Mike will now not seem on the present following his scandal, others weren’t proud of the present’s replacements.
Whereas taking to Twitter through the newest episode, one fan wrote: “I’ll be sitting out any and all Ken shows.”
One other added: “Not a fan of the Jennings/Mayim choice.”
A 3rd chimed in: “#Jeopardy was going to go with Aaron Rogers in an over-glamorization of American sport. But then they made a hard right turn and over-correction and made it the nerd show with @KenJennings and @missmayim, fully lacking the golden alternative with @levarburton.”
The backlash over the selection of hosts continues, as another person added: “It’s each tragic and a travesty that #MikeRichards just isn’t going to be the host of #Jeopardy. He is FAR higher than any visitor hosts and people chosen to interchange him. I HATE the cancel tradition.”
A following fan famous they do not need the Big Bang Theory actress to host, writing: “#jeopardy what are you pondering? @missmayim as host. Horrible mistake, her arrogance was dripping from every syllable she uttered. And her up-speak grating beyond compare.”
In the meantime, Ken will deal with the place for a number of of the weeks.
Executives at Jeopardy! are nonetheless looking for a brand new everlasting host to take over for longtime host Alex Trebek, who died final yr after a protracted battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.
Mike was beforehand named everlasting host of Jeopardy! on August 11, nevertheless, drama rapidly ensued when he was accused of calling a female co-host a “slut” on his old podcast.
He discovered himself on the heart of controversy when his comments about co-host Beth Triffon through the The Randumb Present podcast resurfaced.
In keeping with The Ringer, Beth- who served as his co-host and was his former assistant- beforehand mentioned working as a mannequin on the CES throughout one episode.
Following her feedback, the 46-year-old dubbed Beth as a “booth ho,” “booth slut” and “boothstitute.”
In one other episode, Mike mentioned a photograph of Beth and her pals as he known as the group “really frumpy and overweight” and mentioned “they all look terrible in the picture … they look fat and not good in the picture.”
Moreover, rumors unfold that he contributed to “toxic” behavior on The Value Is Proper set.
MIKE STEPS DOWN
In mild of the backlash, Mike announced he was stepping down as host on August 20.
“It pains me that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we look to start a new chapter,” Mike mentioned in an announcement.
“…However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show.”
Whereas Mike give up his position as host final month, he filmed one week’s value of episodes.
His first episode of Jeopardy! premiered on Monday, whereas many followers rushed to Twitter to slam the present for “not addressing” his appearance.
Mayim is greatest recognized for her appearing rolesCredit score: Instagram/Mayim Bialik
Mike stepped down as host after he filmed one week of episodes
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