LeVar Burton’s Response To ‘Sh*t The Bed’ ‘Jeopardy!’ Claim

Beloved former Reading rainbow Host LeVar Burton has a Trivial Pursuit based game show that is hosting a gig along the way. He has also stated that he would never host Danger!even if the producers asked him to. Those remarks (and LeVar has no harsh feelings, he’s just real) follow a one year fiasco for the longtime show after former executive producer Mike Richards hosted a disastrous week-long reign.

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings continue to swap hosting responsibilities for the remainder of the year, but of course LeVar still asks himself the occasional interview question on the subject. Over the past few months, LeVar has made it clear that he was realizing the job wasn’t what he wanted, and his wife even let him know that the position was not something he could take for granted. And that’s what LeVar has to say Rolling Stone of these trolls who think he “shit on the bed” while guest hosting:

“In the age of social media, you have access to the good, bad, and ugly of what people think of you. [like] seeing on my twitter, ‘Oh, he was awful!’ “He was the worst of all innkeepers.” ‘He shit the bed’ Shit the bed? I don’t think I was that bad! You must have thick skin. As Forrest Gump would say, ‘That’s all I’m going to say about it.’ “

Of course, he’s going the big way here, while also acknowledging that “one of the downsides of fame is vulnerability”. This is also one of the downsides of being human, so don’t be wrong, because fame can greatly amplify both positives and negatives. However, he also reassures anyone who worries that “there was a lot of needless concern that I was devastated” when LeVar is fine. The guy is grateful for the fans who came to him when he said he went stiff, but LeVar wants to assure everyone that “one of the best things that came out of this was love”.

Not only does LeVar have love on his side and a new game show in his future, but Ava DuVernay expressed her hopes for a team too. The future is bright

(Above Rolling Stone)


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