Wheel of Fortune fans are not happy with longtime host Pat Sajak.
Sajak, who recently hinted at his departure from the beloved game show after 40 years, is receiving backlash after he was photographed last month with far-right Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. The photo shows Sajak between Greene and Right Side Broadcasting Network reporter Brian Glenn, who originally shared the image in late August after he met the game show host at a dinner.
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak with Marjorie Taylor Greene and RSBN reporter Bryan Glenn. pic.twitter.com/3dbUygSqDy— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) September 18, 2022
While Sajak has been open about his Republican views in the past (he's also a climate change denier), his appearance alongside Greene sparked some serious outrage from Twitter users when the image was tweeted by PatriotTakes this weekend. "Are all game show hosts trash?" BET News host Marc Lamont Hill asked. "Vanna, I'll take a KKK please," wrote one user. "How nice of Pat Sajak to show his true colors," said another.
First Chuck Woolery. Now Pat Sajak. Are all game show hosts trash? https://t.co/Nc0mThlFap— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) September 18, 2022
Vanna, I'll take a KKK please. pic.twitter.com/w1Pyam3rMP— Brown Eyed Susan🇺🇦 (@smc429) September 13, 2022
I'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat Sajak. pic.twitter.com/rP0lPmlBfi— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 18, 2022
It's #WheelOfFacism!— Kenneth McGrath 🇮🇪🍁 🌊 (@CionaodMcGrath) September 19, 2022
STARRING....#PatSajak & #Vanna #WhiteSupremacist
Spinning truth into crazy conspiracies to steal the deal! pic.twitter.com/gfF1zZU0GG
How nice of Pat Sajak to show his true colors. Spin that Wheel of Fortune pic.twitter.com/kEGd04FYh8— Outspoken™️ (@Out5p0ken) September 18, 2022
The company you keep is quite unfortunate @patsajak . Will be changing the channel when you spin the wheel.— Diana Gonzalez (@DianaGHealth) September 18, 2022
Wheel of Fortune recently returned for its 40th season with Sajak as host. Season 3 of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, featuring guests Snoop Dogg, Mark Duplass, and Amanda Seales, is set to premiere September 25.
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Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.
TOPICS: Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune