Jeopardy Is Facing Criticism For Referencing Gabby Petito’s Murder

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Jeopardy is getting slammed on social media after one of the show’s clues referenced the murder of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.

On Sunday’s “Celebrity Jeopardy,” host Mayim Bialik gave contestants John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton, and Joel Kim Booster the clue. The category’s answers all began with the letter, “A.”

Higgins buzzed in with the correct answer, “Alligator.

Brian Laundrie’s killing of Gabby Petito was referenced in Celebrity Jeopardy. (TMZ)


Immediately, people took to social media to condemn the show’s questionable decision.

Petito and Laundrie were on a country-wide road trip when Petito’s body was found near a Wyoming campground.

After a month-long manhunt, Laundrie was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in a Florida environmental park. A notebook was recovered near his body where he admitted to killing his fiancée.


I mean this is just a major screw up.

Out of ALL the questions to ask, they went with this one? You’d think SOMEBODY – even Bialik herself would have said something prior to the show airing.

There’s so many different ways to get to the same answer.

Clue: “A crocodile is regularly confused with this reptile.”

Answer: “What is an alligator?”

Celebrity Jeopardy contestants answered a question regarding Brian Laundrie and the murder of his fiancée Gabby Petito. (ABC: Jeopardy)


Many on social media were shocked at Jeopardy’s clue – being so clueless.

Jeopardy! was called distasteful on social media.

Show’s Soul In Question

Twitter users were not happy with Jeopardy!

The Laundrie family is now demanding an apology from the showrunners.

In a statement to TMZ, Laundrie family attorney Steve Bertolino said the following: “The entire Laundrie family is appalled and concurs with all of the comments on social media on how distasteful this was. I believe an apology is due.”

As of now, there has been no statement from Jeopardy or the Petito family.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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