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Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Criticized For Trump Comment (Photos)

"Jeopardy!" winner Ken Jennings faced intense backlash after he criticized President Donald Trump's son, Barron, for reportedly being terrified after seeing a viral photo of comedienne Kathy Griffin holding a fake bloody head made to look like the president's. 

Jennings took to Twitter after the Griffin photo went viral, appearing to mock Barron for his reaction to the photo.

"Barron Trump saw a very long necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. He thought it was his dad & his little heart is breaking," Jennings tweeted. The tweet was deleted, but quickly prompted a response from Barron's older brother, Donald Trump, Jr.

"It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old," Trump tweeted, the Daily Mail reported. "Yet another low from the left, but they will rationalize this away with their usual excuses."

Jennings refused to apologize, instead criticizing Trump Jr. for his hunting hobby.

"I will kill as many white rhinos as it takes to prove my masculinity to Donald Trump Jr.," he tweeted.

Many readers called out Jennings and demanded that Simon & Schuster, the company who published his children's book, to drop him as a client.

One user wrote on Mad World News' Facebook page about the issue:

Just called Simon & Schuster and told them how disgusted I was that their author Ken Jennings after writing children's books, made such a disgusting statement about Barron Trump, that they need to do something about him. Told him I buy a lot of books, not only for myself but for my kids and grandkids and it may be a good time to stop buying from them. Nice young fellow answering the call said he would make sure that the call was sent to corporate! Told him it was not personal to him, but was just plain disgusted with this Ken Jennings!

"Apparently this jerk isn't as smart as he was on Jeopardy -- and I guess he doesn't have children who love him and would freak out if something happened to him or he has no feelings for anyone except himself -- he is a heartless s.o.b.," another wrote.

"Lowest of the low. Hope he doesn't sell another book and that Simon and Schuster drop him as an author. He and kathy griffin would make a perfect couple. Neither has any [decency]," another Daily Mail reader added. 

Simon & Schuster did not immediately respond to the controversy or the calls to drop Jennings as a client. 

Sources: Daily Mail, Mad World News/Facebook / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons, Twitter via Daily Mail