‘Jeopardy’ Legend Ken Jennings Booed for ‘Disgusting’ Joke About Dead ‘Star Wars’ Fan Daniel Fleetwood

“It can’t be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new Star Wars movie died shortly thereafter,” he tweeted

Last Updated: November 11, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Ken Jennings’ big brain might not get him out of this one: The “Jeopardy” legend tweeted a joke about the recent death of terminally ill “Star Wars” superfan Daniel Fleetwood, and many have found it “disgusting.”

“It can’t be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new ‘Star Wars’ movie died shortly thereafter,” Jennings wrote on Twitter Tuesday, the same morning Fleetwood’s wife took to Facebook to share the sad news about the man Disney allowed to see an early cut of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 

For many people, that was just too soon. But for Jennings, it was “a solid joke premise.”

IBM, which employs Jennings for its Watson commercials, did not immediately respond to TheWrap with a comment. “Jeopardy” had no comment. But here’s a sample of everyone else who’s weighing in.