TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A clue that appeared on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” is sparking backlash.
In Sunday’s episode, actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton and Joel Kim Booster were given a clue in a category where all responses contained the letter “A,” according to the New York Post.
One of the clues in the category was phrased as follows: “In 2021, fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days in Fla.’s Myakkahatchee Creek area, home to these long & toothy critters.”
“What are alligators?” was the correct response, provided on Sunday’s episode by Booster.
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Fans have since criticized the mention of Laundrie, who was the primary person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancée, Gabby Petito. Laundrie confessed to killing Petito in a notebook before taking his own life.
On Oct. 20, 2021, Laundrie’s remains were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park — which, yes, is also home to alligators and other wildlife — although many Twitter users are having a hard time understanding why the clue needed to mention Laundrie, or his suicide, at all.
“That @Jeopardy question mentioning brian laundrie and the answer was alligators?? what the actual hell[?] that was so…out of line?? not necessary? there was no reason to mention him at ALL!!!!” another tweeted.