Blogger "Disturbed" By Jamaica Plain Jeopardy Champion Mentioning His Husband

A woman objected to the popular TV quiz show airing without comment David Gard's reference to his husband.

A JP man's mention of his husband on the popular TV quiz show Jeopardy threw one woman "for a loop."

The gay news site Queerty highlighted the remarks of Kidist Paulos Asrat, who called JP's David Gard "creepy" on her blog.

One of the contestants last night said something with "my husband" in his commentary. This contestant happens to be a man. It threw us all for a loop. [Host Alex] Trebeck didn't (couldn't) react, since there is no time to ask detailed questions, and to do so would be "homophobic" in our brave new modern world. The TV crew couldn't bleep it out since, like Trebek, they have to be as PC as possible. The audience, like me, was given unsolicited information about a controversial social arrangement during a normally pleasant evening show.

If Asrat keeps watching Jeopardy, she might have to see a lot more of Gard. He won in shows broadcast Friday and Monday. The next show airs at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV, which is channels 4 or 804 on Comcast cable in JP.

Queerty said it usually doesn't call attention to the "homophobic rantings of obscure bloggers," but made an exception in this case.

Rhea Becker March 06, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Bravo to him for mentioning his husband! Boo to the pathetic viewer who needs to get out more.
Kelly March 06, 2012 at 07:22 PM
right on Rhea!
Shawn F. March 07, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Where that person is from the proper term is "husbbrothousin"
patty March 07, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I live in Jamaica Plain and have no issues with him and his husband living in my community. Why shouldn't he mention that he lives with his husband? Frankly I find Ms. Asrat pretty creepy herself. She must not have much else going on in her life. For her information marriage for all has been legal in Massachusetts for quite sometime so contrary to her views Mr. Gard is hardly living in "a controversial social arrangement" . I doubt she would be a good jeopardy contestant as she clearly has difficulty getting her facts right.
Bob from JP March 08, 2012 at 03:12 AM
How is this surprising? Half of the U.S. believes in the apocalypse and the imminent resurrection of Christ. These sorts of mental defectives are everywhere, who cares what she has to say
Bob from JP March 08, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Speaking of mental defectives, anyone else see the Larouchepac lunatics in front of Dunkin Donuts today with their Obama Hitler posters?
Chris Helms (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 09:33 AM
I missed that. Was it at the one on Walk Hill or the one on Centre?
cher March 08, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I've seen them by the Roslindale Sq. location on Washington. Creepy.
Cynthia Phillips March 08, 2012 at 03:05 PM
This kind of homophobia makes me sick. The guy is obviously brilliant, and appears to be a very sweet man who adds beauty to the world as a horticulturist. The woman is an idiot.
Bob from JP March 08, 2012 at 06:56 PM
it was the DD on center right across from Greenough
Its true, she needs to get out more, maybe start a nice garden.l know a good horticulturist.....


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