Viewers yelled at Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak after he asked Vanna White if she watches operas naked.
In the US game show taking place on Wednesday, April 13, contestant Ashley Fabian, a professional opera singer, won a prize of $67,410.
Just as the credits rolled, Sajak turned to co-host White and commented, “Are you even an opera fan?”
White replied, “Yes. I’m not a buff, but I like opera”.
Sajak then said: “Have you ever seen an opera in the buff? I am just curious.”
White replied no, but many viewers took to social media to call Sajak for his comment.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Please consider replacing some staff at #WheelOfFortune following Pat Sajak’s gaff. I’m probably trying to be funny, but it might be time for a surrogate host.”
Another went further by commenting, “I feel like I just witnessed a #metoo moment on @WheelofFortune?”
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However, not everyone agreed. “Some, indeed many, may think @patsajak’s comment was #metoo or otherwise inappropriate,” someone said on social media. “However, it is important to consider their long work history and friendship. Still, it’s pretty fair to think that Pat should have avoided those kinds of banter in such an environment.”
This isn’t the first time Sajak has been the subject of a social media scrutiny.
Earlier this month, Sajak was yelled at by viewers for being too snappy towards one of the show’s contestants.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/viewers-call-out-wheel-of-fortunes-pat-sajak-as-he-asks-vanna-white-if-she-watches-opera-naked-41555849.html Viewers yell at Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak when he asks Vanna White if she watches opera naked