Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and letter writer Vanna White have been developing their on-air chemistry for nearly four decades.
But on Wednesday, Sajak White popped a question that some viewers felt was overblown.
According to the New York Post, professional opera singer Ashley Fabian won more than $67,000 in Wednesday’s episode. As the show wound down, Sajak and White started their usual banter.
Given Fabian’s job, Sajak tried to discuss the issue at hand.
“Are you even an opera fan?” he asked Weiss. She replied, “Yes, I’m not a buff, but I like opera.”
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Sajak then popped the question that would fuel debate on social media for hours after the show ended.
“Have you ever seen an opera in the buff?” he said. “I’m just wondering.”
— Joe D’Angelo (@joe_dangelo) April 13, 2022
White simply replied, “No,” and the two continued to smile and chat while the credits rolled.
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Some social media users were shocked and even outraged by the comment and expressed their concerns.
One user even labeled the comment a “#metoo moment.”
— shelley ripley (@shelleymac911) April 14, 2022
My wife and I looked at each other and thought what did we just hear?
— Michael Kiser (@Bajarbooks) April 14, 2022
Meanwhile, others said Sajak was simply trying to make a joke and critics were looking for a reason to be angry.
— Anderson Lemon (@lemon_anderson) April 14, 2022
So Pat Sajak made a stupid pun about watching operas in the buff and people are mad about it!
We can’t have comedy in Detroit!
— 🎂Tristin 🇺🇸🏳️🌈❤️🇺🇦 (@Tgraman33453) April 14, 2022
Pat Sajak made a bad dad joke.
— Fearless people pray for peace 🙏 (@LuLu99882995) April 14, 2022
In any case, Sajak and White’s longstanding professional relationship makes it unlikely that this moment will lead to any major rift between the two.
As for the fans, the debate can continue.
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