WHEEL of Fortune host Pat Sajak has left fans shocked after he made controversial comment to hostess Vanna White during Tuesday’s episode.
The 75-year-old TV personality has been known to ruffle some feathers with his behavior on the show, and viewers are calling him out for not letting up.
Toward the end of the latest Wheel of Fortune episode, they were into their Final Spin moment of the game show.
One contestant called out the letter N and Pat shared that there were two of them.
Before he even finished saying so, the heel-clad hostess had already started walking to light up the correct letters on the board.
Apparently, Vanna wasn’t doing so quick enough for Pat, though.
With a bit of humor in his voice, he asked: “Could ya move a little faster?”
She quickly finished up and looked back over at him with a slight smile, with the players all awkwardly laughing a little, too.
But fans weren’t too happy with the comment he made.
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One viewer tweeted: “I’ve never heard Pat tell Vanna to ‘move a little faster’ during the show!”
Another said: “Pat tells Vanna ‘move a little faster’ during speed-up. Oh Pat!”
A third upset watcher wrote: “Pat Sajak just told Vanna White to hurry up.
“B***h, I will shank you. You don’t get snotty with a national treasure.”
“Are you watching wheel rn,” another asked. “Pats out here disrespecting our girl Vanna.”
This isn't the first time fans have called out Pat for his behavior on the show, especially toward Vanna.
Viewers slammed him for an "inappropriate question" he asked the hostess a few weeks ago.
It all started innocently enough, as Pat asked his longtime co-star if she was an "opera buff?"
Vanna, 65, replied: "I’m not a buff, but I like opera.”
That's when the Chicago native made a regretful ad-lib.
“Have you ever watched opera in the buff?” Sajak poked, adding, “I’m just curious.”
Vanna responded with a “No,” and forced out a laugh.
"Shame on Pat for asking Vana if she had watched opera in the buff!!!!" One fan wrote.
"Someone please replace this man." another viewer added. "(Pat Sajak) is absolutely inappropriate asking (Vanna) if she’s watched opera naked? Are you serious? Gross.”
While a third called on the show to review its sexual harassment policies.
Pat sparked controversy again when another comment he made towards Vanna resurfaced online.
In a highlight sent out by the official Wheel of Fortune social media account, Pat and Vanna celebrated the day in 1997 when the giant letter board went from manual, needing Vanna to turn the letters herself, to digital, requiring only a press.
While explaining the change to viewers, the host ad-libbed another controversial comment.
"This is the last night of this puzzle board. You will no longer be turning letters," Pat said, referencing his co-host.
"The new board...it's heat-activated if you will," he continued, before making the side comment, "And if anyone can heat up a board, you can."
As Pat tried to go on, Vanna appeared to force out an uncomfortable laugh.