Jack White has had an eventful week: he released two new songs from his forthcoming album Boarding House Reach, and he was a clue on a recent episode of Jeopardy! Sadly, the first person to answer the clue confused the ex-White Stripes frontman for rapper Eminem.
The clue, taken from a category titled “Vinyl Resting Place,” read, “A recent vinyl resurgence has been aided by this musician, who built a pressing plant in his Detroit hometown.”
One contestant quickly buzzed in with “Who is Eminem?” which was met with a stern “No” from host Alex Trebek. Another contestant then followed up with the right answer, “Who is Jack White?”
On its face, the mix-up is understandable; after all, Eminem is also from Detroit. However, the clue was also accompanied by a picture of White, wearing the goatee-mustache combo from the White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan era, making the blunder even more embarrassing.
White’s new album Boarding House Reach is due out this year.
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