Jeopardy! winner Kelly Donohue condemned white supremacy on Thursday after receiving a wave of hate on social media for making a three-fingered gesture that people falsely associated with white power groups.
“I’m truly horrified with what has been posted about me on social media,” Donohue wrote on Facebook. “I absolutely, unequivocally condemn white supremacy and racism of any kind. People who know me personally know that I am not a racist, but for the public at large, it bears repeating: I am not a racist, and I reject and condemn white supremacy and all forms of bigotry for the evil they are.”
Donohue added that he thought it was “shameful” to “think anyone would try to use the stage of Jeopardy! to advance or promote such a disgusting agenda.”
Several former show participants wrote an open letter on Medium published Wednesday condemning Donohue’s actions.
“A recent contestant has caused concern