Past tweets resurfaced after the announcement that Jennings would be the first guest host of “Jeopardy!” Following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek in November after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jennings tweeted on Wednesday, “Hey, I just wanted to admit that over the years on Twitter I’ve definitely tweeted some inarticulate and insensitive things. ”
“Sometimes they worked like jokes in my head and I was appalled at how they read on the screen,” he wrote. “In the past, I usually left bad tweets so they could get soaked. At least that way, they could lead to smart answers and even advocacy. Deleting them was like whitewashing a mistake.
Jennings ended her tweets on Wednesday looking ahead.
“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be kinder to each other,” he wrote. “I can’t wait to leave in 2021 with that in mind. ”