Jeopardy contestant Kelly Donohue faces backlash after racist hand gestures. There’s uproar on Twitter regarding his hand signs of ‘white supremacy.’ Continue to know more about him.
Kelly is a participant in the show Jeopardy. Following the episode aired on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, his hand gesture has made quite an outrage over social media.
According to 467 people who claim to be former participants, he issued an open letter demanding an apology for his actions.
Here’s what we know about the incident and the contestant.
Kelly Donohue Jeopardy: Hand Gesture Explained
During the show, Kelly Donohue made a hand gesture that seemed to be offensive and racist.
Donohue held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers being extended and palm facing inward tapped to his chest.
The move is very similar to a gesture made by white power groups, alt-right groups, and the anti-government Three Percenters.
Also, consider the Nazi Far-Right Symbol. Check out his gesture below and how people have reacted to it.
This week on #Jeopardy, contestant Kelly Donahue has used the slur to describe the Roma people (which was left in unedited) that Anderson Cooper had to check him on.
Now, during the pre-show introductions, he decided to do this which is a blatant “White Power” sign. pic.twitter.com/bTgFGORgAY
— Kevin D. Grüssing (pronounced Grew-Sing) (@KevDGrussing) April 28, 2021
The alleged gesture is considered the white power gesture, which shows the dominance of white against others.
However, Kelly insists he was only indicating his 3 victories, and it was unintentional.
Kelly Donohue Age
Kelly Donohue’s age is not known for now.
However, judging by his photos, he seems to be in his 40’s.
Kelly Donohue Wikipedia
Kelly does not have a Wikipedia bio in his name.
According to the show introduction, Kelly is a Bank Inspector for the Massachusetts state Division of Bank.
He lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Hey @Jeopardy Your contestant Kelly Donohue just flashed a Nazi far right symbol pic.twitter.com/K1LcFVNEOQ
— Brett Malec (@BrettMalec) April 28, 2021
Who Is Kelly’s Wife?
Kelly Donohue must be a married man considering his age.
Although, we do not have detailed information about his personal life.
What Is Donohue’s Net Worth?
Donohue’s net worth is not known for now.
So far, he has managed to win $79,601 in Jeopardy! The famous TV game show hosted by Levar Burton.