On Tuesday (April 5th), Wheel of Fortune icon Pat Sajak took to Twitter to share a savage message about hosting the longtime running game show.
“You, it’s been over a week since I’ve stormed off the show,” Pat Sajak declared in the post. He then said it had also been over a week since he displayed erratic behavior, cheated a contestant out of their winnings, or even insulted a player. “I’m due,” he added.
Pat Sajak’s tweet comes just one month after the “Wheel of Fortune” star made headlines over calling a contestant’s injury story “pointless.”
According to Huffington Post, “Wheel of Fortune” contestant Scott Ingwersen recalled a childhood incident. It involves him wrecking his bike while wearing flip-flops. The accident caused him to severe his toe. Ingwersen spoke about the paramedics who helped him after the accident. “My toe was reattached and I just wanted to say thank you to them 30 years later.”
Although a nice tribute to those who assisted him, Pat Sajak didn’t seem to want to have anything to do with the story. The “Wheel of Fortune” host then declares, “That may have been the most pointless story ever told. And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you.”
Despite Pat Sajak’s harsh response to his story, the “Wheel of Fortune” contestant ended up with $5,700 in winnings.
Pat Sajak Previously Called For ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fans to Be Kinder
Prior to the harsh comments towards Ingwersen, Pat Sajak called for “Wheel of Fortune” fans to be kinder when it comes to contestants. In a series of tweets, Pat Sajak supported a group of contestants after they struggled with getting the phrase “Another feature in your cap.”
“It always pains me when nice people come on our show to play a game and win some money and maybe fulfill a lifelong dream.. and then they are subject to online ridicule when they make a mistake or something goes awry,” the “Wheel of Fortune host declared.
Pat Sajak also said that the now-infamous “Wheel of Fortune” puzzle was a case in point. “Sitting at home, it seems incredible thatchy couldn’t solve it. But I knew in real-time what was happening.”
The longtime “Wheel of Fortune host goes on to address the at-home critics. “Now imagine you’re on national TV, and you’re suddenly thrown a curve and you begin getting worried about looking stupid. And if the feather isn’t in your hat, where the heck can it be? You start failing away look for alternatives rather than synonyms for ‘hat.’”
However, Pat Sajak does not that good-natured laughter is one thing and even says that the contestants did laugh at themselves. “But hey, cut them some slack. Unless you’re there, you have no idea how different it is in the studio.”