Ken Jennings’ Past Tweets Mocking the Disabled Surface After ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Hosting Announcement - IndieWire
Nov 24, 2020 58 secs

Twenty four hours after Sony Pictures Television announced that “Jeopardy” fan favorite Ken Jennings would be one of several guest hosts taking over the popular quiz show in January in the aftermath of the death of Alex Trebek, a four-year old tweet has returned to put a cloud over the occasion.

When asked by followers why she directed them to a tweet posted by Jennings on September 22, 2014 where he posted: “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.” Jennings never condemned his actions at the time, and as of this writing the tweet is still up on his timeline.

(Neither Jennings nor Sony Pictures Television responded for comment.).

It wasn’t until 2018, in response to someone retweeting his comments, that Jennings responded on Twitter, saying: “I never did a public flogging for this but I did apologize personally to angry/hurt people who reached out personally

It’s doubtful this tweet, or any of what Jennings has said on Twitter, will affect his position with “Jeopardy,” but factoring in that Jennings has never removed the tweet or made any attempt to overtly apologize, the resurfaced comments are not the best introduction to his guest takeover

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