Jeopardy Host Mike Richards Apologizes After Offensive Jokes Resurface

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Owning up. New Jeopardy! host Mike Richards said sorry after insensitive jokes he made in the previous resurfaced online.

” It is humbling to challenge an awfully humiliating minute of error, thoughtlessness, and insensitivity from almost a years back,” the executive manufacturer, 46, stated in a declaration to The Ringer. “Recalling now, there is no reason, naturally, for the remarks I made on this podcast and I am deeply sorry. The podcast was planned to be a series of profane discussions in between long time buddies who had a history of joking around. Even with the passage of time, it’s more than clear that my efforts to be amusing and intriguing were not appropriate, and I have actually eliminated the episodes.”

Richards likewise guaranteed to do much better. “My duties today as a daddy, other half, and a public character who speaks with lots of people through my function on tv indicates I have significant and severe responsibilities as a good example, and I plan to measure up to them,” he concluded.

The outlet released a piece on Wednesday, August 18, that called out the video game program host’s offending remarks from a Rate Is Right– themed podcast entitled “The Randumb Program,” which he cohosted from 2013 to2014 According to the report, he stated one-piece swimwears made ladies “look truly frumpy and obese,” motivated cohost Beth Triffon to audition for Taiwanese functions due to the fact that she is brief and stated, “Ixnay on the ose-nay. … She’s not ew-Jay,” throughout a conversation about huge noses.

Richards was a questionable choice to take control of hosting duties for Jeopardy!, in part since of the discrimination claims and claims he has actually dealt with while working as an executive manufacturer on The Rate Is Right He dealt with the allegations in an emailed declaration to Jeopardy! staffers previously this month, declaring that the characterization of his remarks “does not show the truth of who I am or how we interacted on The Cost Is Right

The California local was revealed as the brand-new host of the long-running video game program on August11 He will take control of for the late Alex Trebek, who passed away in November 2020 after fighting pancreatic cancer. Mayim Bialik, on the other hand, will helm spinoff specials.

” We are enjoyed start the next chapter of America’s Favorite Test Program with Mike hosting our day-to-day program and Mayim hosting brand-new variations of Jeopardy!,” Sony Pictures Chairman Ravi Ahuja stated in a declaration at the time. ” We took this choice exceptionally seriously. A remarkable quantity of work and consideration has actually entered into it, possibly more than has actually ever entered into the choice of hosts for a program– deservedly so due to the fact that it’s Jeopardy! and we are following the unparalleled Alex Trebek. A senior group of Sony Pictures Tv executives read video from every episode, evaluated research study from numerous panels and focus groups, and got important input from our crucial partners and Jeopardy! audiences.”

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