There is no doubt that Amy Schneider is a great “Danger!” champion, but whether she is the greatest female player on the show has sparked a heated debate about sex, gender and the media.
Last week, the transgender trivia master surpassed Julia Collins’ record of 20 consecutive victories in 2014. This is the most female player, prompting the media to crown Ms. Schneider as the “winning woman in the show”, as the Washington Post The newspaper said.
“On Wednesday, Ms. Schneider, a 42-year-old engineering manager from Oakland, California, became the first woman in the show’s history to win 21 consecutive victories,” the New York Times said.
Yahoo! The entertainment industry praised Ms. Schneider as “the longest winning streak among all female players.”
sky Earlier, NBC News announced she After the show’s “top women earners” she The victory on December 24 surpassed Larissa Kelly’s total historical prize money of $655,930. Multiple sclerosis. Schneider According to the show’s website, it also exceeded Ms. Collins’ regular season income.
“Amy Schneider Continue to be the highest-paid and longest-winning female in history in “Danger!”,” tweets “CBS Sunday Morning.”
What angers critics is not that Ms. Schneider has an unfair physical advantage – a complaint that is often directed at transgender athletes in women’s sports – but she Usurped the honor prepared for female-born players.
As conservative expert Ben Shapiro quipped on Twitter, “Many of the most accomplished women are now men.”
Not the Bee, the news site of the satirical Babylon Bee, said on Wednesday postal “The undeniable fact now is that if a woman wants to win the title of the highest paid female player in this game show, she will…have to beat a man to get this title.”
“You should smile about it, at least before you cry about it,” it wasn’t the bee said.
“The Federalist” senior editor Mollie Hemingway (Mollie Hemingway) praised the “Washington Post” “Most Outstanding Woman” headline.
“Wow! What a great feat for women rather than biological men! I like your telling the truth instead of your constant left-wing propaganda, Washington Post!” Ms. Hemingway tweeted.
Amy Schneider was crowned “Top Female Income Earner” in “Danger”! There is a small problem with history… https://t.co/7kCADizewb
-Not a bee (@Not_the_Bee) December 29, 2021
Credit also goes to the lady. Schneider The women’s champion is the LGBTQ group GLAAD. congratulate she Rear she For the 20th time in a row, he won the “match with the record for the most number of wins by women”.
The widely touted description triggered a lot of rebuttals on social media”she‘A man,’ prompted Friday’s champion himself to counterattack.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time during this busy holiday to reach out and explain to me that, in fact, I am a man. Each of you is the first to come up with this very smart point. I have never Thought about this,” Ms. Schneider wrote on Twitter.
I want to thank all those who took the time during this busy holiday to reach out and explain to me that, in fact, I am a man. Each of you is the first to come up with this very clever point of view, I have never thought about this before_
she On the day she tied the 20-game record, she wore a sweater to pay tribute to Ms. Collins.
“Obviously, it makes sense for me to be such a successful woman in the show, but I also like it very much. She plays very directly, is very smart, and responds quickly to the buzzer. I also like her. ,” the lady said. . Schneider in a show clip.
After Ms. Kelly congratulated her for breaking the record of “the woman with the highest gross income”, Ms. Schneider responded: “Thank you very much. I am honored to work in your company. I look forward to seeing the woman who defeated the two of us one day! “
Blue-check screenwriter Jeffrey Redick wrote on Twitter: “I extend my deep love and support to you! Remember, people are jealous of winners. Especially women.”
“Laugh all the way to the bank, Amy. Jeopardy’s fellow females support you,” former player Christy Karras wrote on Twitter.
ABC7 reporter Tom Roussey said: “Amy, I’m sorry you have to deal with this issue, but please know that our true fans of this show absolutely love watching you win every night and support you 100%! “
Someone on the other side said that Ms. Collins should still be recognized as the female player with the most wins.
“The best transgender player, yes. Amy is an excellent player. I have no opinion on how she chooses to live her life, but this statement is far from the achievements of women like Julia Collins.” @i_heart_cricket said the account.
Others asked why the media believed it was necessary to draw attention to the gender of the contestants.
“Schneider’s intellectual prowess is impressive, but Julia Collins has the longest winning streak for a female dangerous contestant,” the @sophistibitch account said. “Actually, in the mind game, the gender of the contestant does not matter. Why does the New York Times tout Schneider as the longest winning streak?”
“Danger!” website Players will not be listed by gender in their hall of fame, but by income and number of wins.
As of Sunday, Ms. Schneider ranked fourth with 23 consecutive wins, behind James Holzhall (32 games), Matt Amodio (38 games) and Ken Jennings ( 74 games). Her highest number of wins ranked fourth, and her historical number of wins ranked fifth.