Trebek also attributed his longevity to the fact that he does not try to offend people. Although, he did say some people are offended by him due to their inherent biases.
Alex Trebek weighed in on the #MeToo movement and admitted that when it started, he thought, “this has got to be a scary time for men.”
“Yeah. You know, when the #MeToo movement started, I had discussions with the staff during production meetings. I said, ‘My gosh, this has got to be a scary time for men,'” the 78-year-old TV game show host of “Jeopardy” explained Monday in a piece for Vulture.
“I’m fortunate that I’ve never been in a position of power where I might be able to lord it over somebody sexually,” he added. “I said, ‘But there are guys out there — young guys are stupid in their teens.’ There’s nothing stupider than a teenage boy. They’re operating on testosterone.”
Trebek recently made headlines when he renewed his contract announcing that he would continue as the host of the popular running game show at least through 2022.