Pay Sajak hits back at ‘Wheel of Fortune’ fans for mocking contestants

Pat Sajak puts down the gavel. After a brutal series of errors Wheel of Fortune Last night the game show host took to Twitter to express his resentment towards people who feel the need to shame poor gamers.

The error arose when contestants on last night’s (March 1) show failed to solve a puzzle that should have read ‘Another feather in your cap’. It took a whole series of tries for players to get it right, from “Another feather in your hat” to “Another feather in your lap” to “Another feather in your map”. And while people had fun roasting the gargantuan gaffe, Sajak couldn’t help but sympathize with the poor players.

“It always hurts me when nice people come on our show to play a game and make some money and maybe fulfill a lifelong dream, and then are ridiculed online when they make a mistake or something goes wrong,” Sajak tweeted earlier today. “Last night’s ‘Feather in your cap’ riddle was a good example. Sitting at home, it seems unbelievable that they couldn’t fix it, but I knew in real time what was going on. »

Sajak then walked viewers through the blunder, saying he could tell what was going through the contestant’s mind. All three players thought the initial “feather in the hat” resolution was correct, but were “stunned” to hear otherwise. He then said that most people start “wiggling” to solve the puzzle once their first guess is incorrect, but want to “crawl down a hole” once the solution finally appears.

“The truth is, all I want to do is help them through this and convince them that these things happen even to very bright people,” he continued. “But mocking people online and insulting them? They’re good people in a bad situation and under a kind of stress that you can’t begin to appreciate from the comfort of your couch.

The host begged Wheel of Fortune viewers to relax on the players, to “give them some slack” as they make their jokes on Twitter and other social media.

“I have fun with the players and tease them from time to time, but when things go wrong I feel for them and try to heal the wounds on and off camera. So yeah, it was a weirdly entertaining puzzle and it’s okay to laugh at the situation. But have a little heart,” Sajak concluded. “After all, you might be there one day. And no one wants to be trending on Twitter.

Wheel of Fortune airs weeknights on ABC at 7:30/6:30c.

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