NBC News’ social media team could use Elon Musk‘s proposed edit tool on a tweet about the reigning “Jeopardy!” champ … all because they focused on her sexuality and job title, confusing and even angering a lot of users on Twitter.
Mattea Roach has won 17 consecutive games, which ranks No. 8 all-time, qualifying for the game show’s Tournament of Champions and bringing her current winnings to $396,182 … but NBC News decided to highlight the fact she’s a “lesbian tutor” in a story about her achievements.
The controversial tweet was blasted out Friday to NBC News’ 9 million followers, with many people reacting to the “lesbian tutor” description, showing confusion over the choice of words and even anger.
One user’s hilarious response … “Oh ffs. What on earth is a lesbian tutor? You mean she helps people become better lesbians? Be better @NBCNews & know that this incredible woman’s sexuality has absolutely no bearing on her amazing @Jeopardy streak & smarts!”
The tweet is still up as of this post, and it doesn’t get much better when you click the link … the headline for the NBC News story reads, “Mattea Roach becomes latest LGBTQ ‘Jeopardy!’ phenom.”
Mattea hasn’t even mentioned her sexuality on the show … NBC reports she “is a lesbian, according to her Twitter account.” Oh, the irony.