The ‘Jeopardy!’ game show just hasn’t been the same since the death of host Alex Trebek. It’s been rocky with guest hosts who aren’t as practiced as Trebek was to make the game show so popular.
It also doesn’t help that the left is outraged by every possible word they feel is “offensive” to them. A recent clue during the show has outraged some who believe it is misogynistic. This was a clue to the answer of a medical condition known as POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) aka ‘Grinch Syndrome.’
Savannah Guthrie was the latest guest host who read a clue from the Plain-Named Maladies category:
“Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is also known as Grinch Syndrome because this organ is too small.”
The answer was ‘what is the heart.’
Social media went bananas with people on Twitter blasting the answer/question that used the term “Grinch.”
Many viewers tweeted about the clue and shared their frustration about the show’s episode.
A non-profit organization that helps with research on POTS called the clue “misogynistic” and “offensive.”
“Hey @Jeopardy, no one with any credibility calls POTS “Grinch Syndrome. Promoting outdated misogynistic terms to describe a debilitating autonomic nervous system disorder that impacts millions of Americans is not cool. We request an apology on behalf of our community. Do better.”
This appeared on Jeopardy tonight. Grinch syndrome is an offensive term. Can you imagine Jeopardy making light of cancer or MS patients with a "funny" name for their debilitating health condition? Not acceptable. We'd love to see real questions about the autonomic nervous system. pic.twitter.com/kqetij1Jwx
— Dysautonomia Intl. (@Dysautonomia) June 22, 2021
The powers-that-be at the ‘Jeopardy!’ game show have not commented.