Ken Jennings Apologizes for Ableist Tweets
It’s been over a month since a string of ableist tweets posted by upcoming “Jeopardy” guest host Ken Jennings were rediscovered on Twitter.
In that time, Jennings has been quiet about the controversy, but he is now responding to his fans and offering up an apology.In a thread posted to his personal Twitter earlier Wednesday, Jennings said: “I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things.
Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head and I was dismayed to see how they read on screen.”He explains his decision to leave the tweets up for years after the fact as an attempt to avoid “whitewashing a mistake.” “I’d usually leave bad tweets up just so they could be dunked on.
At least that way they could lead to smart replies and even advocacy,
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