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A photo of longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak with Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has surfaced and people on Twitter are outraged.
The photo, apparently taken earlier this month, went viral on Twitter after it was re-shared by a Twitter account described as “exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy”.
One user wrote: “Pictured: Pat Sajak and Vanna Whitesupremacist”, referring to Sajak’s “Wheel of Fortune” co-host, Vanna White, while another tweeted: “Pat Sajak has always been a far-right lunatic. I’m not surprised at all. .”
In addition, members of academia and a former political candidate for office offered their take on the Sajak photo and whether they believed it to be a revelation or not.
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Temple University Professor, Marc Lamont Hill, shared his disgust, writing, “First Chuck Woolery. Now Pat Sajak. Are all game show hosts garbage?” Chuck Woolery, the original host of “Wheel of Fortune,” has also been criticized for his political views.
Diana Gonzalez, director of media relations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, wrote that she will no longer watch “Wheel of Fortune.” She tweeted: “The company you have is rather unhappy @patsajak. (Sic) Will change channel if you turn the wheel.”
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Former US House of Representatives candidate Johnny Akzam seemed confused as to why the photo garnered such an intense response, writing, “This is not news. Pat Sajak is known to be an avid conservative. Watch the show, don’t watch the show, but he’s about to retire and you’ve been late for more than half of my life.”
Sajak, who has hosted the game show since 1981, recently opened up about a possible departure and retirement.
Other users were less critical of the TV personality because of his photo appearance with Greene.
One person commented, “That people hate Pat Sajak just because of his conservative views is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with our country right now.”
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Another person came in defense of the 75-year-old, tweeting: “Cancel Culture has gone completely out of control. The latest victim…….PAT SAJAK!!”
Neither Sajak nor Greene have commented on the photo that is going viral.