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Even the Dictionary.com trolls dishonored the “jeopardy!” »Host Mike RichardsTheWrap


If you were looking for the definition of “sick burn” you would probably find a picture of Dictionary.com’s not-so-subtle dig into the hosting drama at “Jeopardy!” “

In the midst of Mike Richards resignation from his “Jeopardy!” hosting functions Due to the backlash against his recently resurfaced offensive remarks, Dictionary.com’s Twitter account joined the online roasting session.

“Jeopardy” is a name meaning “peril or danger.” Here it is in one sentence:

“My job is in danger because of my past comments. “

Richards informed the show’s staff that he would be stepping down from his new hosting gig in an email on Friday, writing: “It has become clear that moving forward as a host would be too much of an issue. distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show.

Richards will remain as executive producer. The iconic quiz show will revert to its guest hosts at short notice until a permanent host is chosen.

Production for the new season of the quiz began Thursday with Richards as host but has been canceled for today. Richards recorded five episodes of “Jeopardy!” yesterday, which will all air, someone with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Wednesday, The ring reported the existence of Richards’ 2013 podcast “The Randumb Show” in which he “repeatedly used offensive language and disparaged women’s bodies.” The podcast, recorded while executive producer of “The Price Is Right,” was co-hosted by Richards and his former assistant Beth Triffon and ran for 41 episodes.

According to the outlet, Richards’ comments included calling his co-host a ‘booth bitch’ for modeling at CES and making a stereotypical Jewish joke (after someone else commented on big noses, Richards reportedly said, “Ixnay on the ose-nay. She’s not an ew-Jay”).

So great was the fervor over Richards’ remarks that the Anti-Defamation League spoke out, calling for an investigation into the “model” of the producer of offensive and damaging statements.

Richards apologized on Wednesday for the jokes he made on the since-deleted podcast, calling this period of his life “a terribly embarrassing moment of error in judgment, levity and callousness.”

It looks like you’re going to have to do better to escape Dictionary.com’s wrath.

Mike Richards in Danger