One of the first rules of public relations is to get ahead of the story. Generally, that means including some context for whatever the offending party did wrong so they can take responsibility. But a mysterious tweet from Pat Sajak has “Wheel of Fortune” fans wondering what the longtime host is trying to get ahead of.
Pat Sajak has not been without his fair share of controversy throughout his 40 years on “Wheel of Fortune.” In the past year, he has received some criticism for the way he has interacted with contestants. He has been accused of getting frustrated with contestant behavior, and was even accused of mocking one.
On Tuesday, the “Wheel of Fortune” icon tweeted an apology that has pretty much everyone confused.
The tweet doesn’t include any context whatsoever. Naturally, fans are wondering what the apology is for. Is it for something from the past that he never addressed? Or is it for something that is as yet unknown? Or is he just joining the trend of apologies that have been issued on social media lately?
Fans Accept His Apology… Or Do They?
Whatever the reasons for the mysterious tweet, “Wheel of Fortune” fans took to the replies to play along or offer their thoughts on what the apology could be for.
One of them even made a clever joke that would make “Jeopardy!” icon Ken Jennings proud. He implied that Sajak had been stealing vowels. A hilarious notion playing off of a feature in the game itself.
Others were more preoccupied with what the “Wheel of Fortune” icon could have done. They were simply confused.
“What did you do!?” One Twitter user wrote, mirroring the sentiments of half the replies.
“Ummm am i the only who is consumed by this? What’s the apology for?” another replied.
Currently, there’s really no way to know what he’s referencing.
It Feels Like Just Yesterday the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Had the Audience’s Sympathy
“Wheel of Fortune” fans will remember a few weeks ago when Pat Sajak announced that the Sajak family dog had passed away.
“You and I have a lot in common. We both have two children. We both have the same unusual blood type,” Sajak said to Vanna White on an episode of the show. “But the weirdest of all is, we independently, without either one knowing it named our pets the same name. Your cat is named Stella, and we had a dog named Stella for 12 years. And I used the past tense because we recently had to say goodbye to Stella it was a very sad time for the Sajak family. … We’re gonna miss her she was a good friend.”
The fans were generous in their support, offering the longtime host condolences and well-wishes. Now, just two weeks later, Pat Sajak may very well find himself on the other end of the spectrum.