Pat Sajak is wading through controversy once again. He is under attack by the “woke” mob after he asked Vanna White a personal question.
Some fans are calling out 75-year-old Sajak over an inappropriate question he asked 65-year-old co-host White on an episode of Wheel of Fortune.
The incident occurred towards the end of the show amid the success of professional opera singer contestant Ashely Fabian, who won a grand total of $67,410.
Before the end credits rolled on the night, Sajak and White got into a light discussion about Fabian’s profession, with Sajak asking White, “Are you an opera buff at all?” White responded by telling Sajak, “Yes,” before adding, “I’m not a buff, but I like opera,” which led to what many saw as a cringe response from Sajak.
The host asked, “Have you ever watched opera in the buff? I’m just curious,” leading White to proclaim, “No!”
Some people on Twitter are calling it a #MeToo moment, but others are defending him and saying that cancel culture is going too far.
“I feel like I just witnessed a #MeToo moment on Wheel of Fortune?” Another said, “Wheel of Fortune maybe it’s time for Pat to retire.
Totally inappropriate to ask if Vanna watches/ed opera in the buff. Please!” One more person said, “Did Pat Sajak just ask Vanna White if she watches the opera naked? #WhatInTheWhatNow?”
“Boomers are the target audience for this program. They think the behavior is funny & completely acceptable. The wheel is out of touch with the younger audiences & their views,” one woman asserted.
“Not very appropriate and cringe? Yes…. Cancelable? No,” another wrote.
To end the show, Sajak said, “I just — I’m just — I’m just asking questions here,” to which White replied, “About opera.”
“Yeah, I’ve seen the Marx Brothers at night, at the opera many times. Well, that concludes this in-depth operatic interview, and we’ll see you next time,” Sajak said. White signed off with, “Bye, bye!”
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