Former Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer is applauding the move to fire Mike Richards as executive director from both the trivia game show and Wheel Of Fortune.
“Do I think Mike Richards’s podcast comments were appropriate for polite society? No. But did he deserve the benefit of the doubt for the job he did running Jeopardy? Also no,” Holzhauer tweeted.
Holzhauer followed with a second tweet that included a GIF from the Wizard of Oz along with the caption, “DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!” Richards was fired after making disparaging comments about Asians, women, and Jews during his podcast which ran from 2013-2014.
Holzhauer didn’t base his opinion just on the podcast comments but on how he treated contestants backstage.
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