Snapping Jeopardy! Contestant Calls Out ‘Homophobic’ Republicans For Using His Image — See What He Said!

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We’d be a bit pissed too!

Last year, Louis Virtel, a gay stand up comedian, became famous on Jeopardy! when he gave a celebratory snap after he correctly answered a Daily Double question.

The snap (above) quickly became an Internet meme; unfortunately for Virtel, one group that used the image was the GOP.

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The Republican party decided to Snapchat the State of the Union address — for some reason — and used Louis’ photo and labeled it “snap of the union” on their site.

This didn’t just bother the comedian, it apparently infuriated him as he posted a response on HitFix saying:

“Nothing about representing myself on Jeopardy! with excitement, self-possession, and pride has anything to do with the GOP’s ideals, and it is borderline traumatizing to see my image associated with their horrifying, regressive shambles of a party. Every fearful, closeted kid I knew growing up in suburban Illinois had one thing in common: ignorant, blindly adherent Republican parents.”

The former Jeopardy! contestant went on to say:

“The GOP’s aggressive, antigay hysteria fills me with contempt, and this is just another laughably moronic mistake to consider alongside their regressive legacy.”

But Louis wasn’t done yet as he also posted his contempt on Twitter saying:


What is “Preach, Louis!”

Jan 13, 2016 2:22pm PDT

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