JAMES Holzhauer has stunned fans with a sassy exchange about a co-contestant.
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]
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!”
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, 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.”
NOT GIVING IN
Picket lines assembled the following day as writers protested over their contracts and pay.
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.”
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]