If there’s anything Americans hate, it’s losing.
But if there’s anything we hate more than that, it’s losing to Canadians.
Luckily, contestants on Jeopardy! will no longer have to take that risk because a new law in Canada has made it impossible for their citizens to apply for the US-based game show!
Apparently, the North of the Border government implemented an Internet privacy law that incidentally made it impossible their users to access the application page last week.
Alex Trebek — who himself was born and raised in Ontario — issued a statement on the unfortunate mix up, saying:
“It is true that for the most recent Jeopardy! contestant tryouts, Canadians were precluded from taking the online test, since the show must now comply with new rules set down by the Canadian government.
We have had many Canadians as contestants throughout the history of the show, and we hope that will continue, because Canadians make great game show contestants. We look forward to having more try out as soon as we are sure we can comply with all Canadian online privacy laws.”
Luckily, this seems to only be a technicality for now as the syndicated game show doesn’t violate Canada’s anti-spam legislation, so the application is expected to be up and running up North for the next round of tryouts.
Still, Canadians will probably be the ones apologizing for the inconvenience…
[Image via Jeopardy!/Facebook.]