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20. "I figured it was a matter of time before something like this happened"
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During my game, I dropped a peace up, a town down during the intro:

While one of my opponents dropped one of these during his:,_L._08_NCAA_1648.jpg

Jeopardy gives you a *lot* of rules about what you can and can not do during the game, so I've always thought this was a bit of a blind spot (which I absolutely took advantage of, clearly). But some of those rules are tied to concerns about the appearance of supporting white supremacy: you're not allowed to wager some obvious amounts like $69 or $666, but you're also not allowed to wager $14, $88, or $1488 because of they're all associated with the fourteen words slogan.

With *that* all said, Kelly's "I was just celebrating three wins defense" runs a bit flat considering this was his FB cover photo before he scrubbed it due to the controversy.

Do I think he's a white supremecist? Nah. Probably not. Do I think he's a troll that took advantage of his national platform and 5 seconds of fame? Absolutely. My gut feeling is that he thought he was being slick and didn't expect the massive blowback.

FWIW I was actually surprised to see how much the former Jeopardy contestant community rallied together around this. It's a surprisingly super progressive community that's centered around inclusiveness (this same group was one of the leads that pushed so hard for LeVar Burton to host, hopefully permanently), so this all definitely makes sense in that context.

At the end of the day, I'm sure this means the production team is going to crack down super hard on this going forward. So I guess I'm just glad I got a chance to put on for my city while I still had the opportunity.

Just my 2c

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have." - TR


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This Jeopardy Controversy is just downright embarrassing. [View all] , Buddy_Gilapagos, Sat May-01-21 11:09 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
this whole thing with the OK sign has always been stupid as fuck
May 01st 2021
May 01st 2021
should have done the melo "3 to the dome"
May 01st 2021
There is no cancel culture!
May 02nd 2021
Some of y’all are way too trusting in white innocence
May 02nd 2021
RE: Some of y’all are way too trusting in white innocence
May 02nd 2021
I don’t even think it’s worth all that discussion
May 02nd 2021
Ur not wrong. He could have used his first three fingers and didn’t
May 02nd 2021
So does that work. His plan was to win the first two matches and
May 02nd 2021
      How does what work? White stupidity and opportunism?
May 02nd 2021
      i wonder how some of these folks function lol
May 02nd 2021
      If he got to three, he wasn’t gonna let the opportunity pass.
May 02nd 2021
      lol yeah, i mean its not impossible
May 02nd 2021
           The former contestant world is small enough
May 02nd 2021
                do you want him to be a nazi?
May 02nd 2021
                     I don't think I could care less what he is
May 02nd 2021
                          fair enough
May 02nd 2021
                          couldn't agree more
May 03rd 2021
it seems Trump has made everyone worse
May 02nd 2021
NOPE. this is not a trump thing, Blame The Internet.
May 03rd 2021
      internets are worse too
May 03rd 2021
damn, OKP ready to let dude off the hook like that?
May 03rd 2021
This is really interesting - thanks for sharing the insider perspective....
May 03rd 2021
thank you
May 04th 2021
Of all the ppl who invaded the Capitol...
May 03rd 2021
75 mill voted for Trump..
May 03rd 2021
what are you saying?
May 03rd 2021
as if only REAL white supremacists invaded the capital only
May 03rd 2021
the invention of dual symbolism in our modern times is genus levels shit
May 03rd 2021
I’m shocked people in here don’t believe these folk are above trolli...
May 04th 2021

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