Jeopardy Question Gets A Lot Of Comments Online


In a move that has left some long-time viewers of the popular game show Jeopardy! scratching their heads, the show appears to have gone woke. During Monday’s Tournament of Champions quarterfinal, contestant Cris Pannullo selected the category “Speech Parts of Speech,” only to be met with a clue that included “neopronouns” as the answer.

Host Ken Jennings read the clue aloud, “Xem, Xyrs, Xemself,” to which Pannullo confidently responded, “What are pronouns?” However, much to the surprise of many, Jennings responded with, “What are ‘neopronouns.’ You have $6,200.”

The term “neopronouns” refers to pronouns other than the commonly used ones in a particular language and can include made-up words such as “xe” and “fae.” The show’s inclusion of this term as an answer has sparked backlash as many feel it is pushing a woke agenda.

Unfortunately for Pannullo, his knowledge of neopronouns was not enough to secure him a win as he ultimately lost to Jared Watson, a quality-control specialist from Greenville, Texas. Jennings called it an “upset” as Watson advanced to the next round.

This is not the first time Jeopardy! has faced criticism for seemingly embracing woke ideals. In September 2022, Jennings was accused of showing favoritism to a male competitor over a female one. When the male contestant stumbled on a question, Jennings prompted him with, “Say it again,” but when the female contestant stumbled on a different question, he simply said, “No.”

And just last month, Jeopardy! crowned its first transgender champion, Amy Schneider, who won the $250,000 prize in the Tournament of Champions. Schneider, a biological man who identifies as a woman, also broke the record for the most Jeopardy wins, causing some to question the show’s efforts to be inclusive.

Many are now wondering if Jeopardy! has gone too far in their attempts to appease the woke crowd. Some are even calling for a return to the show’s classic format and less of a focus on social issues.

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