Extreme liberal “Social Justice Warriors” take themselves incredibly seriously, and were offended by how long-running syndicated game show Jeopardy! took a piece of their lingo and poked fun at it.
Last year, the Oxford English Dictionary changed the definition of the word “woke” after liberals used it in catchphrases like “stay woke.” Says the new entry in the dictionary, “By the mid-20th century, woke had been extended figuratively to refer to being ‘aware’ or ‘well informed’ in a political or cultural sense. In the past decade, that meaning has been catapulted into mainstream use with a particular nuance of ‘alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’… recently through its association with the Black Lives Matter movement, especially on social media.”
SJW’s were probably thrilled when they saw “Stay Woke” as one of the category names on Jeopardy! It swiftly became apparent, however, that the show’s writers were having fun at their expense.
The first answer that appeared in the category was, “This substance many use to stay awake can lead to tremors & anxiety at 500 mg/day; the average American consumes 300.”
Liberals took to the internet to express their outrage that Jeopardy! would make light of “serious” liberal issues. Wrote Vivian Kane angrily on the feminist blog The Mary Sue, “We all know Jeopardy! is going to go for a pun where it sees one, but perhaps ideologies centered around fighting racism and other social injustices shouldn’t be their target. As is, the show’s take on wokeness is anything but.” Are you glad the show mocked extreme liberals like this?