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Jeopardy! star James Holzhauer disses Matt Amodio with ‘brutal’ comments as shocked fans call out his ‘shade’

Jeopardy! star James Holzhauer disses Matt Amodio with ‘brutal’ comments as shocked fans call out his ‘shade’

JAMES Holzhauer has stunned fans with a sassy exchange about a co-contestant.

The Jeopardy! champ took to Twitter yesterday with an anecdote about fellow big winner Matt Amodio, 32.

GettyJeopardy! champ James Holzhauer shared a tongue-in-cheek post about legendary winner Matt Amodio[/caption]

ABCJames explained that he met a fan while with Matt, and while the fan wanted a photo with James, they didn’t recognize Matt from the show at all[/caption]

In the tweet, James, 39, shared an interaction he and Matt had shared with a fan.

He wrote: “Fan: Can I get a selfie? We watch every Jeopardy! Me: Sure. Do you also want one with my friend here?

“Fan, turning to @AmodioMatt: Oh, have you been on the show as well?”

“Brutal,” one of James’ social media followers summarized.

Another added a shocked gif, along with the words: “Why ya throwing shade, dog?”

Many fans simply stated: “Ouch.”

A further stunned follower exclaimed: “Oh my gosh! Poor Matt!

One person wrote: “James, so passive aggressive!”

“My fav contestant ever so disrespectful,” a fan of Matt added.

A final commenter remarked to James: “You are just sooo mean!”


This week, 32-time champ and Jeopardy! Masters antagonist James slammed the show for announcing that they’re filming new episodes not having writers due to the strike.

Showrunner Michael Davies revealed the jarring overhaul to the schedule, given the ongoing strike on Monday.

On a new episode of the Inside Jeopardy! podcast, he announced that since the “best episodes” are the ones that “feature our writers, writing original material,” regular programming will be postponed.

However, the highly anticipated Season 40 will proceed with its fall premiere using recycled questions and contestants.

Legendary contestant James wasn’t happy with the news, and took to Twitter just hours after the podcast was released.

He wrote: “If you don’t have time to listen, here’s the executive summary of today’s announcement:

“1:00-2:00: Jeopardy’s writers are invaluable and we couldn’t produce the show without them

“2:00-15:00: Here is how we will produce the upcoming season without them.”


The Writers Guild of America announced on May 1 that it was going on strike after weeks of talks with NetflixAmazon, Sony (Jeopardy!’s parent company), and more all fell through.

Picket lines assembled the following day as writers protested over their contracts and pay.

At the time, host Ken Jennings, 49, was criticized after he promoted his book and returned to tape the show during the WGA writers’ strike.

In contrast, his co-host Mayim Bialik, 47, opted to step back from filming the regular episodes from May 16 to May 19 in a show of support for the strikers.

On Twitter, Ken wrote: “My book 100 PLACES TO SEE AFTER YOU DIE comes out in less than a month… AND it’s also going to be available as an audiobook. Pre-order your copy today and start listening on June 18th.”

One person blasted: “Oh man. You should have waited until AFTER it came out to scab. Literally turned thousands of potential readers like me onto someone unable to support it.”

Most recently, the 2023 Masters tournament was called off until the strike ends, as announced by Sony at the end of last month.

The decision came after – or perhaps as a result of – the annual tournament’s frontrunners uniting and bowing out as opposed to crossing the picket line.

Getty Images – GettyFans on Twitter shared their shock at 38-time consecutive winner Matt not being recognized, and joked that James was ‘mean’ and ‘shady’ for sharing the tale[/caption]

Earlier this week, James slammed Jeopardy! after it would be announced that new episodes would be filmed despite the ongoing writers’ strikeTwitter/ KenJennings

Instagram/missmayimWhile Mayim Bialik was praised for her actions during the early days of the strike, co-host Ken Jennings raised ire after he continued filming and promoted his book while the writers protested[/caption]

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