Jeopardy contestant denies making “white power” hand gesture amid outrage “I was simply raising three fingers to mark my 3rd win”

Jeopardy!’ Contestant Kelly Donohue denied making a “white power” symbol amid outrage from former contestants.

In a Facebook post, Kelly wrote:

In their Medium post, those angry at Donohue did not buy his explanation, saying “he had, on previous episodes, indicated with one finger and two fingers that he had won one and two games, and no reasonable person would have interpreted those gestures differently.”

They continue “however, this gesture was not a clear-cut symbol for the number three. He held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers extended and palm facing inward, and he tapped his chest. This, whether intentional or not, resembled very closely a gesture that has been coopted by white power groups, alt right groups, and an anti-government group that calls itself the Three Percenters.”

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