'Jeopardy!' Fans Are Angry After 'Snake Oil Salesman' Dr. Oz Hosts The Show: 'Disgraceful'

It's always stressful when you have to replace someone who was so infamously good at their job. Whether you're moving up to fill a beloved manager's shoes, taking over for a very talented team leader, or you're a celebrity filling in for a universally adored game show host who passed away, you know the pressure is on.

While several other Jeopardy! guest hosts have done a great job and have received a warm welcome from fans, viewers are not pleased with this week's guest host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, better known simply as Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz is one of the more controversial daytime talk show hosts.

As you may recall, Dr. Oz was heavily criticized for promoting the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 on Fox News last year.

However, the 60-year-old been accused of promoting pseudoscience and endorsing questionable products that lack scientific backing for years now.

Now, the infamous doctor is taking his turn at hosting *Jeopardy!* while the show continues to search for a permanent replacement for Alex Trebek.

The first guest host to take up the job was Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, who had the gig for six weeks. Following that, Jeopardy!'s executive producer Mike Richards took over the role. Katie Couric was the latest to tackle the role, and she was my personal favorite!

However, the Dr. Oz choice has not gone over well with viewers.

Fans of the trivia show have been calling Dr. Oz a "snake oil salesman" and are struggling to understand the network's decision.

"Dr. Oz spreads dangerous medical misinformation for profit," tweeted one critic.

"I’m dissatisfied in this choice of a host. It doesn’t match the authenticity and kindness that #AlexTrebek stood for," agreed another.

This decision is especially confusing because people have been asking for *Reading Rainbow* host LeVar Burton.

"The most disgraceful disrespect to Alex's legacy. Especially after all of America told y'all that we want @levarburton and the powers that be acted like they had better options," tweeted @Skaterx999.

Former *Jeopardy!* contestants even chimed in at how disappointed they were at the choice.

I think it's clear many people don't agree with having such a controversial medical professional hosting a show that prides itself on truth.

What do you think of the decision of having Dr. Oz host? Let us know in the comments below!