“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek is under fire today after a video clip went viral of him calling a female contestant a “loser.”

The contestant, librarian Susan Cole from Bowie, MD, told Trebek that her favorite genre of music was something called “nerdcore hip-hop” which she described as “rapping about the things” like “video games, science-fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. You know, it’s really catchy and fun.”

Trebek’s brutal response? “Losers, in other words.”


The “loser” ending up winning on Wednesday and was back for a second day on Thursday, nailing a question on Clint Eastwood on Final Jeopardy for a second win and a two-day total of $39,000:

It’s impossible to know Clint Eastwood trivia and be a loser, so Trebek owes this woman an apology.

And why would he call nerds “losers” in the first place? That’s who he gets on the show!

Here’s some of the backlash:

These people in Atlanta even got together for one big, “Suck it, Trebek!”

Well said.