“Danger!” Gabby faces criticism for “disgusting” clues about Petito murder

A “Jeopardy!” citing clues The murder of Gabby Petito and the suicide of her then-fiancé and suspected killer, Brian Laundry, caused a social media backlash. The Laundry family is now demanding an apology from the game show.

The controversial clue, which appeared on Sunday night’s “Celebrity Jeopardy!” aired during the episode. Reading, “In 2021 fugitive Brian Laundry ends his days in Fla.’s Myakkahatchee Creek area, which was home to these long and toothy critters.” Answer: “What are crocodiles?”

“Celebrity Jeopardy!” Clue aired on 13 November 2022.


Steven Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundry family, told CBS News the family was “shocked” by the clues.

“The whole Laundry family is horrified and agrees with all the comments on social media about how obnoxious this was.” They said. “I believe an apology is due.”

Bertolino said, “To ask this obnoxious dangerous question only highlights the sensationalism that surrounds this tragedy and rubs salt on the wounds of a family that has been denied any rights or privacy when the family itself has done nothing.” Haven’t done wrong.”

An attorney for the Petito family told CBS News they had no comment.

Petito, 22, and Brian Laundry were traveling across the US together in the summer of 2021 when Petito went missing. Her body was found near a remote campground outside Grand Teton National Park on September 19, 2021, just over a week after her family reported her missing. About a week before Petito’s remains were found, Brian Laundry told his parents that he had gone hiking and then went missing. He was eventually named as a person of interest in Petito’s death and was also soon charged with unauthorized use of a debit card. Less than three weeks after returning home alone from his trip with Petito, Laundry was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Florida nature reserve. The FBI concluded that Laundry was responsible for Petito’s death, as they found a notebook near his remains in which he confessed to the murder.

“Danger!” Viewers took to social media to express their displeasure with the clue.

One user wrote on Twitter, “One of the worst answers tonight, @Jeopardy. Brian laundry guy showed a complete lack of class and utter disrespect.”

“What incredibly bad taste,” tweeted another person.

Another Twitter account posted, “Celebrity Jeopardy! just lost it with this Brian Laundry question.”

Petito’s family has filed several lawsuits against the police in Moab, Utah, accusing them of negligence, and relating to his death against Brian Laundry’s parentsHe alleged that he himself had killed Petito before disappearing.

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