Wheel of Fortune fans appalled by host Pat Sajak’s ‘absolutely inappropriate’ question to Vanna White

PAT Sajak is being slammed by Wheel of Fortune fans for asking what they felt was an “inappropriate” question of co-host Vanna White.

After a professional opera singer won big on the game show, Pat and Vanna chatted as usual at the end of the episode.

Pat Sajak made a questionable comment to co-host Vanna White


Pat Sajak made a questionable comment to co-host Vanna WhitePhoto credit: ABC
Vanna seemed to laugh at this, but fans were upset


Vanna seemed to laugh at this, but fans were upsetPhoto credit: ABC

It all started quite innocently when Pat asked his longtime co-host if she was an “opera fan”.

Vanna, 65, replied: “I’m not a buff but I like opera.”

Then the 75-year-old host made a regretful ad lib.

“Have you ever seen an opera in the Buff?” Sajak poked around and added with a smile, “I’m just curious.”

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Vanna replied with a “No” and forced a laugh.

But the spectators were not so lenient to the host.

“Shame on Pat for asking Vana if she saw the opera in the buff!!!!” exclaimed one fan.

“Please someone replace this man.” added another spectator. “(Pat Sajak) is totally inappropriate to ask (Vanna) if she went to see an opera naked? Are you serious? Disgusting.”

While a third urged the show to review its sexual harassment policy.

“I felt like Pat crossed the line when he asked her if she watched a certain TV show in the buff. It was inappropriate, none of his business and creates an awkward working relationship, and it’s not good for viewers either.”

The clip in question has already been excised from replays on the show’s official YouTube channel.

Pat herself hasn’t specifically addressed the controversy, but appeared to anticipate it in a recent tweet.

“I’m due”

On April 5th the game show legend tweeted: “You know, it’s been over a week since I stormed off the show, behaved erratically, cheated someone out of their winnings or insulted a player. I’m due.”

In fact, Pat’s faux pas comes barely a month after fans berated him for seemingly taking lightly a contestant’s personal and emotional backstory.

It all happened in an earlier episode, during the player interview portion of the show.

That’s when contestant Scott gingersen shared a story about how he nearly lost his big toe and wanted to use his 15 minutes of fame to thank the first responders who helped him.

According to Scott: “It’s important to know that when I was 12 years old, I was riding a 10 speed bike in flip flops and I fell and cut off the tip of my toe completely.

“The next car that came by were two paramedics who were on their way to work and they said, ‘It’s just a laceration.’

But I didn’t know what that was, so it freaked me out even more.”

Scott went on to explain that paramedics stayed to help him and may have saved his toe.

“My toe is reattached and I just want to say thank you to them 30 years later.”

But Pat was seemingly unfazed, even calming the applauding audience to share his displeasure.

“That was perhaps the most pointless story ever told. And you told it, Scott,” Pat said to the player. “Congratulations to you.”


Fans online almost immediately pledged their support for Scott, attacking the longtime host for his outburst.

One person tweeted: “Not the first time he’s been rude; Pat Sajak is just a grumpy old guy now.”

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Another commented, “When did Pat Sajak get so cold blooded?”

One fan demanded an apology, while another cut deeper: “Pat Sajak is such an asshole. Who says to someone, “This is the most pointless story ever” when someone opens up on national television???

Pat and Vanna are longtime hosts of America's Favorite Game Show.


Pat and Vanna are longtime hosts of America’s Favorite Game Show.Photo credit: Getty
But after Pat asked Vanna if she watched Opera


But after Pat asked Vanna if she watched Opera “in the buff,” fans lashed outPhoto credit: ABC
Pat needs you to personally respond to the consequences


Pat needs you to personally respond to the consequencesPhoto credit: ABC

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Aila Slisco

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