“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was the taget of a bunch of angry tweets when he made fun of a contestant’s favorite music genre on Wednesday evening’s show.
— new york is king. (@newyorkisking) October 12, 2016
“Your favorite type of music is something I’ve never heard of, but it doesn’t sound like fun,” Trebek said to librarian Susan Cole.
Cole then began describing her favorite genre of music, Nerdcore, to which Trebek replied less than enthusiastically.
“[Nerdcore is] rapping about the things they love,” Cole said. “Video games, science-fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. It’s really catchy and fun.”
After an antagonizing sigh, Trebek replied, “Losers, in other words” before following up to say he was “teasing.”
Cole laughed it off and walked away victorious: she beat out the competition with $22,600 and will return for Thursday night’s show.
Still, fans to the game show were not amused.
I remember when Alex Trebek liked his job and was nice to the contestants. Now he hates everyone, poor guy.
— We STILL Can't Breathe (@Fiorentina5) October 13, 2016
“I remember when Alex Trebek liked his job and was nice to the contestants. Now he hates everyone, poor guy,” one person tweeted.
“Imagine finally passing the Jeopardy test and becoming a contestant and showing up and then Trebek’s all like ‘LOOK AT THIS LOSER.'”
— maybe today, satan (@KiaJD) October 12, 2016
Alex Trebek of #Jeopardy calling nerds "losers" is the STUPIDEST thing I've ever heard. Those "losers" GIVE YOU A JOB
— Rachel Ettinger (@RachEttinger) October 13, 2016
“Alex Trebek of #Jeopardy calling nerds “losers” is the STUPIDEST thing I’ve ever heard. Those ‘losers’ GIVE YOU A JOB.”
Alex Trebek is 76 years old. He's never been, what you call, "cool".
Think of how many people have heard about Nerdcore now. THAT's cool.
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) October 13, 2016
“Alex Trebek is 76 years old. He’s never been, what you call, ‘cool’. Think of how many people have heard about Nerdcore now. THAT’s cool.”