Country Music Fans Angry at Jeopardy Over 'Offensive' Clue

Jeopardy! is facing criticism. They attributed Tom Cochrane's song "Life Is a Highway" to Rascal Flatts. Fans are upset.

It happened on the May 30 episode. The clue was from “Songs in the Key of Life.” It read, “In the title of a Rascal Flatts’ song, ‘Life Is’ this type of road.”

Champion Adriana Harmeyer guessed, "What is ‘A Highway?’” Host Ken Jennings accepted it. She earned $400.

Viewers disagreed. One user on X (formerly Twitter) exclaimed, "RASCAL FLATTS DID NOT WRITE LIFE IS A HIGHWAY @Jeopardy. YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS DISRESPECT."

Another user said, "Very offensive to Tom Cochrane to call Life is a Highway a Rascal Flatts song #Jeopardy."

Someone else joked, "Why has #Jeopardy decided Life is a Highway is a Rascal Flatts song when they just produced an inferior cover?"

Tom Cochrane wrote and recorded the song in 1991. It was a hit in Canada and other countries.

Rascal Flatts covered it nearly a decade later for Pixar's Cars. Their version peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, one spot lower than Cochrane's.

Here's the original:

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