New ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mike Richards Under Fire For Sexist And Racist Comments Made In Podcast

New ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mike Richards Under Fire For Sexist And Racist Comments Made In Podcast

Here we go… he hasn’t even officially started and there is already controversy with Mike Richards, the new Jeopardy! host. He made some pretty sexist comments in a podcast he used to be in back in 2014. He took the entire podcast off the internet but it was too late, audio clips of him asking his podcast partner if she had any nude photos on her phone, some offensive comments about women’s swimsuits and comments about Haitians and Jewish people. Richards wrote in the memo, which was posted on Twitter. “Even with the passage of time, it’s more than clear that my attempts to be funny and provocative were not acceptable, and I have removed the episodes. My responsibilities today as a father, husband, and a public personality who speaks to many people through my role on television means I have substantial and serious obligations as a role model, and I intend to live up to them.” he adds “It is humbling to confront a terribly embarrassing moment of misjudgment, thoughtlessness, and insensitivity from nearly a decade ago.”

 

 

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