Mistakes happen, but when they are aired on national television, they become a fiasco. This is exactly what happened to Evan Kaufman when he appeared as a contestant on $100,000 Pyramid.
During the final round on the ABC game show, Kaufman was paired with Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows. Kaufman was giving clues on a topic for Meadows to guess. When the clue “People Whose Last Name is Obama” popped up, Kaufman first said, “bin Laden”, thinking he saw the word “Osama.”
He corrected himself and said “Barack” and the game went on.
Kaufman took to Twitter with a sense of humor and humility to address the flub. He posted the video of his blunder along with a thread of tweets that walked us through “the most embarrassing moment” in his life.
“So. This is me below. Racist $100,000 Pyramid Guy,” Kaufman tweeted. “Let me tell you the story about perhaps the most embarrassing moment of my life.”
He said that his son was born two weeks prior and that he was very tired but excited to win money for his family. “We play up the whole tired dad thing,” he jokes.
Kaufman goes on to say that the producers stressed that in the final round people misread the clues and that he tried to focus and read the questions carefully and then the first clue was presented.
He said: “I read ‘People Whose Last Name is Obama.’ I freeze. There’s only one. BARACK OBAMA. The man I would have voted for three times!” The last remark is a joke and hat tip to Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
“And so you have this perfectly viral clip” he adds. “A clip that is insanely funny. It would be so funny if it wasn’t me.”
He’s definitely a good sport about it saying, “But this just goes to show you that even a liberal Globalist Cuck like yours truly has some inherent racism lurking in my brain. What a disaster.”
Read the entire thread below.
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