Up for debate. After Pat Sajak and Vanna White ended an episode of Wheel of Fortune with their ordinary banter — viewers are questioning a joke made by the longtime host.
During an episode of the sport present that aired on Wednesday, April 13, Sajak, 75, and White, 65, had a quick dialog to wrap up the evening. Earlier within the sport, skilled opera singer Ashely Fabian received the bonus puzzle and a complete of $67,410 in money and prizes.
The Illinois native requested White, “Are you an opera buff at all?” His cohost, for her half, answered, “Yes, I’m not a buff, but I like opera.”
In response, Sajak mentioned, “Have you ever watched opera in the buff? I’m just curious.”
Viewers took to social media to level out their issues in regards to the casualness of the on display dialog. One fan tweeted, “I feel like I just witnessed a #metoo moment on @WheelofFortune?”
A second commentator shared a clip from a Eighties episode of Wheel of Fortune, writing, “I was tired of Pat’s s–t then, and I’m tired of Pat’s s–t now.” In the video, Sajak made a joke after studying a letter from a viewer who recalled fixing a puzzle whereas in labor.
Other members of the viewers argued that there was nothing mistaken with the forwards and backwards banter between the coworkers. “People love shows and sitcoms with filthy language and violence then want to jump on Pat Sajak for everything he says. I’m sure his intent was a play on words from Vanna’s I’m not an opera buff. I don’t think he was trying to insinuate anything inappropriate,” a viewer tweeted on Wednesday.
Another fan referred to as the dialog “a joke” between buddies, including, “[They] have worked together for 30+ years and love each other. If she was offended about the joke then she would have came out and said so.”
Wheel of Fortune has been hosted by Sajak since 1981 — with White becoming a member of the competitors collection one year later. After working collectively for a number of a long time, White opened up about her “very close” working relationship with Sajak.
“We’re like a brother and sister after 37 years,” she completely advised Us Weekly in December 2019. “I think the two of us have been together longer than anyone else, as far as having spouses or children or whatever. We have been together a long time. I can just look at him and tell what kind of a mood he’s in.”
White additionally weighed in on her future alongside Sajak on Wheel of Fortune, saying, “I love my job and I can’t imagine not doing it. … So we’ll just take one day at a time and see what happens.”
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