Ken Jennings held his palms up and mentioned: ‘I screwed up, and I’m actually sorry’ (Image: Rex)
New Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings had apologised for his outdated ‘insensitive’ tweets forward of his takeover on the present.
The previous contestant, who is ready to guest present the show in January, posted an announcement proudly owning as much as his wrongdoings, stating he didn’t intend to harm anybody.
Ken’s apology comes after he confronted backlash for tweeting: ‘Nothing sadder than a scorching individual in a wheelchair’ in 2014.
He had beforehand addressed the now-deleted put up, nevertheless, it had resurfaced on social media in mild of his Jeopardy! visitor spot.
‘Hey, I simply wished to come clean with the truth that through the years on Twitter, I’ve undoubtedly tweeted some unartful and insensitive issues,’ Ken penned. ‘Typically they labored as jokes in my head and I used to be dismayed to see how they learn on display screen.
‘Prior to now, I’d often go away dangerous tweets up simply so that they could possibly be dunked on. At the least that method they may result in good replies and even advocacy. Deleting them felt like whitewashing a mistake.
‘However I believe that apply could have given the impression I stand by each failed joke I’ve ever posted right here. By no means!’
Ken continued: ‘Typically I mentioned dumb issues in a dumb method and I wish to apologize to individuals who had been (rightfully!) offended. It wasn’t my intention to harm anybody, however that doesn’t matter: I screwed up, and I’m actually sorry.
‘If 2020 has taught us something, it’s that we must be kinder to at least one one other. I look ahead to heading into 2021 with that in thoughts.’
Ken, 46, famously made Jeopardy! historical past after profitable 74 straight video games in 2004 and into 2005.
His record-breaking streak noticed him earn $3,370,700 (£2,525,176), one of many highest quantities within the present’s historical past.