'$100,000 Pyramid' contestant was asked a very simple question, and boy did he get slammed for his answer
A contestant named Evan Kaufman made a blunder of confusing Barack Obama with Osama bin Laden and the viewers are not forgiving
On Sunday's episode of ABC's 'The $100,000 Pyramid,' a contestant made the mistake of mixing up 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden with former US President Barack Obama.
The game show which pairs a contestant with a celebrity as they offer clues on topics for their partner to guess, saw the contestant in question, a new father named Evan Kaufman, partnered with 'Saturday Night Live' alum Tim Meadows.
As Kaufman's round began, starting with the easiest topics at the bottom of the pyramid, the hint in question was "People Whose Last Name Is Obama." Instead of citing the former president or his wife, Michelle, Kaufman first said "Bin Laden" before offering the name Barack after a pause. Meadows quickly offered the correct answer after Kaufman provided the former president's first name.
Kaufman's blunder was majorly mocked on Twitter by the viewers of the show. Prior to the round, Kaufman had noted to host Michael Strahan that he and his wife were "very tired" as new parents.
Following the incident, on Monday, Kaufman posted a series of tweets about the incident. "So. This is me below. Racist $100,000 Pyramid Guy. Let me tell you the story about perhaps the most embarrassing moment of my life. #KillMe," Kaufman captioned his video.
"I was on $100,000 Pyramid," Kaufman continued. "I’m playing with Tim Meadows, one of my heroes from SNL. My son had been born two weeks prior. I am very tired but excited to win money for my family. We play up the whole tired Dad thing."
He went on to explain how the producers of the show told him to "read the questions carefully" in the final round and then, "The first square flips. I breathe. 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*! (*H/T Jordan Peele)."
He continued his explanation in a series of tweet; "Here’s what my brain decided. Who is associated with Obama? Who did he kill? What sounds like Obama! ... And so you have this perfectly viral clip. A clip that is insanely funny. It would be so funny if it wasn’t me."
"I leave knowing that my day of reckoning is coming. Maybe they can cut it out? They can't... it's timed," Kaufman tweeted in conclusion. "I leave with $8500... and the story of the worst pyramid guess of all-time," he concluded.