‘Have you ever watched opera in the buff?’ host asked
Just as the crédits rolled, Sajak addressed co-host White, commenting: “Are you an opera buff at all?"
White replied: "Oui. I’m not a buff, but I like opera”.
Sajak then said “Have you ever watched opera in the buff? I’m just curious.”
White responded no, but many viewers took to social media to call out Sajak for his comment.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Please consider replacing some staff at #WheelOfFortune after Pat Sajak’s gaff. Probably trying to be funny, but it may also be time for a replacement host.”
Not everyone agreed, pourtant. “Some, indeed many, may think that @patsajak comment was #metoo or otherwise inappropriate,” said someone on social media. “However it’s important to consider their long work history and friendship. Cela dit, it’s pretty fair to feel that Pat should have refrained from that type of banter in such a setting.”
This isn’t the first time Sajak has found himself the subject of social media scrutiny. Plus tôt ce mois-ci Sajak was called out by viewers for being too snarky towards one of the show’s participants.