Mayim Bialik to Guest Host Jeopardy! Following Mike Richards’ Exit
According to The Ringer, Richards made disparaging remarks about Jewish people, women and Haiti on his podcast The Randumb Show about seven years ago. The original recordings, which E! News has not listened to, have since been deleted.
“It is humbling to confront a terribly embarrassing moment of misjudgment, thoughtlessness, and insensitivity from nearly a decade ago,” he said in a statement to E! News. “Looking back now, there is no excuse, of course, for the comments I made on this podcast and I am deeply sorry. The podcast was intended to be a series of irreverent conversations between longtime friends who had a history of joking around. Even with the passage of time, it’s more than clear that my attempts to be funny and provocative were not acceptable, and I have removed the episodes. My responsibilities today as a father, husband, and a public personality who speaks to many people through my role on television means I have substantial and serious obligations as a role model, and I intend to live up to them.”