Ken Jennings catches heat on social media for a previously insensitive message shortly after being named the temporary “Jeopardy!” hosted in the wake of Alex Trebek’s death earlier this month.
Monday, “Jeopardy!” revealed that the former champion would serve as a guest host to the long-running game show. In response to the casting news, many on Twitter called a 2014 tweet from Jennings that said, “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.”
As of Wednesday, the post from Jennings, 46, has not been deleted.
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown was among those commenting on Jenning’s cast, chirping “No”
In 2018, Jennings addressed the controversial remark and wrote: “I never did a public whipping for this, but I personally apologized to angry / hurt people who reached out in person. it was a joke so inappropriate that it meant something completely different in my head and I regret the skillful reading of it! ”
“Danger!” is scheduled to return to production next Monday with Jennings.
Reps at Sony Pictures Entertainment did not immediately return our request for comment.