Of the guest hosts taking a turn at helming Jeopardy! , the most controversial one thus far might be Dr. Mehmet Oz. His stint began on Monday, but the host of TV’s health-and-wellness program The Dr. Oz Show is not only hearing protests from fans of the show, but also former contestants. Soon after Dr. Oz was first announced as part of the roster of celebrities in February, a petition was posted on Medium.com decrying the move. The accompanying letter, attributed anonymously to “J! Contestants,” explains the reason for the petition to remove the television personality. It states Oz has promoted “harmful ideas” that “include promoting supplements that do nothing, legitimizing gay conversion therapy (which is banned in California, as well as 19 other states), dangerous ‘cures’ for autism, and, most recently, the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 .” Since its original posting on February 24, the petition’s attached Google spreadsheet has grown to include nearly 600 names. The majority of the signees were contestants in the past decade, and many were also champions. Just like many fans of the program are doing on social media, these contestants are calling on Jeopardy !’s producers to cut short… Read full this story
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