— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 10, 2016
Declaring your love for Kanye West is always going to lead to a little bit of heat. No big deal, it’s usually just the sort of lames who still make “fish sticks” jokes in 2016. But yesterday wasn’t a normal day in Kanye’s world. As Jeopardy! started to air in the evening (the show is in syndication, but typically airs right before primetime), contestant Sam Deutsch had the extreme misfortune of seeing an episode in which he called Yeezy an “inspiration” air right after the rapper came out in defense of comedian Bill Cosby.
The kid was always going to catch flak for going on America’s Game (it’s time to stop the lies, Wheel of Fortune) and telling everyone that he’s fully on board with Yeezy 2020. But it’s a bad look to stand with Kanye immediately after he kicked a hornet’s nest. (Of course, this episode was taped months ago and just aired at the worst possible time.)