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Gay Jeopardy! Contestant Is Not Ok With GOP Using His Snap

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You might remember Louis Virtel for his infamous Jeopardy! snap after he murdered a Daily Double. The House Republicans certainly do. They used a GIF of the moment to promote their coverage of Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

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Virtel was not happy about it. An out and proud gay man, it’s understandable that he doesn’t want his image associated with the party that has no respect for his rights. He took to Twitter to explain his disgust with the GOP’s naïve usage of a gay man to push their agenda:

He spoke to Slate to further explain his issue:

“As a gay guy who is protective and militantly proud of his gayness, it's both hilarious and borderline traumatizing to see the GOP mistake my energy for something in line with their ideals. Like many longtime out-and-proud gay guys from the Midwest, I've known plenty of closeted folks who are terrified of coming out. They all have one thing in common: Their parents are staunch Republicans. The GOP as it stands is a regressive and terrifying threat to LGBT Americans, and if the GOP can't see that a gay guy on Jeopardy! wouldn't want to be associated with them, it's only further proof of their brutal ignorance.”

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