Mike Richards mocked Dictionary’s Twitter account after Jeopardy! saga
Mike Richards was mocked by Dictionary.com’s Twitter account after he stepped down from his role as Danger! host.
The Twitter profile, which has nearly 400,000 followers, posted: “’Jeopardy’ is a name meaning ‘peril or danger’. Here it is in one sentence: “My job is in danger because of my past comments. ”
Richards was heralded as the new Danger! host on Aug. 11, but has since resigned in response to his past sexist comments, for which he apologized earlier this week.
He announced his resignation from his post in a memo to staff today (August 20).
“I will be leaving my host position from now on. As a result, we will be canceling production today, ”Richards wrote.
He continued, “I would like to apologize to all of you for the unwanted negative attention that has been paid to Danger! over the past few weeks and for the confusion and delays it is causing now.
“I know I have a lot of work to do to regain your trust.”
Richards had previously been accused of discriminating against pregnant women and of “acting in questionable ways” with women who were expecting. He denied any wrongdoing in a note to Danger! members of staff earlier this month.
He was only to be the second guest of Danger! after previous host Alex Trebek died of cancer in November 2020.