Jeopardy! is saying sorry following criticism fixated a current episode.
On Monday, June 21, the age-old test program included a hint about the medical condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which impacts an individual’s blood circulation. The list below day, the series’ authorities Twitter account published a message of apology after grievances concerning how the condition was explained.
“Yesterday’s program included a clue about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS),” the program tweeted. “After hearing from the community, we found we used an outdated and inaccurate term for this disorder, and we apologize.”
The questionable idea, which appeared throughout an episode guest-hosted by Savannah Guthrie, check out, “Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is also known as Grinch syndrome because this organ is too small.” The response was the heart.
After the episode aired, Dysautonomia International—a not-for-profit concentrated on awareness of free nerve system conditions—tweeted that the expression Grinch syndrome is “outdated” and “misogynistic.”
“Can you think of Jeopardy playing down cancer or MS clients with a ‘amusing’ name for their devastating health condition? Not appropriate,” the company posted. “We’d love to see real questions about the autonomic nervous system.”