Hit game show “Wheel of Fortune” is the left’s new target for its feigned outrage.
More specifically, a background image used as a backdrop during the show’s “Southern Charm Week” that showed two black people in old Southern clothing that one eagle-eyed tv watcher believes are a depiction of slaves.
The photo was captured by show producers in 2005 at the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.
When the offended party zoomed in extremely close to the photo of the screenshot he took while watching the show, it showed what appeared to be two black people in the old Southern attire.
The period from which the clothing comes was a time of slavery and thus, social media went off the rails blaming the game show for racial insensitivity.
Cue the outrage.
— Joshua Itiola (@joshitiola) June 16, 2017
Many MANY people green-lighted this, that’s how you know that there are no POC in that team pic.twitter.com/D77g0xJv9q
— Isabelle ?? (@bellecs) June 16, 2017
Why, why, WHY the fuck are they there??!! pic.twitter.com/B4kMA0oVVE
— Mona Holmes (@cookthisgetlaid) June 16, 2017
— Kareim Oliphant (@kareimoli) June 16, 2017
WHat the fuck are you doing Wheel of Fortune how could you think this was a good idea
— Michael H. (@ProfoundlyRatio) June 16, 2017
OMG!! Are they for real? This had to be a mistake, bc if it wasn’t some ppl need to be fired.???
— TamikaMsDivaVaughn (@MsTamikaVaughn) June 17, 2017
The liberal answer to anything they are offended by is to bully and to fire people.
“Wheel of Fortune” executive producer Harry Friedman issued a statement to the New York Daily News about the incident.
“We regret the use of this background image, and we will be replacing it moving forward on any rebroadcast,” he said.
Some on social media aimed their anger directly at the show’s host Pat Sajak, who is an outspoken conservative.
Because Pat Sajak is a big tea partier
— No Fascist America (@jehandy) June 16, 2017
A cursory look into Pat Sajak’s politics make this (sadly) unsurprising.
— Damon Brown (@HabitualGypsy) June 16, 2017
Pat Sajak has a long history of racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, etc.
— Jason Breitkopf (@jasonbreitkopf) June 16, 2017
Really? And the evidence of that is?
That’s weird, though their host is rather a Kulturkampfer, so maybe a climate of strange in Pat Sajakland
— Rulon James Downard (@RJDownard) June 16, 2017
Because Pat Sajak is a right wing nutjob?
— Dawn (@seattleteach) June 17, 2017
Have you looked in Pat’s record? I am not surprised.
— Andy Skurna (@AndySkurna) June 17, 2017
Pat probably requested it.
— ttiley (@TTiley) June 16, 2017
Sajak is a rampant racist.
— WH Occupied Day 148 (@DogBoneStudio) June 16, 2017
Not surprisingly, no one offered any evidence of Sajak’s alleged racism.
Oak Alley Plantation spokeswoman Hillary Loeber said it hires tour guides of all skin colors to wear the period clothing.
Some people were able to comprehend that and pointed out that the women were dressed as Southern belles. The kind that greeted President Donald Trump when he visited Alabama.
I’m pretty sure those are supposed to be belles, which are still a thing. pic.twitter.com/rR1GJhfA3l
— Anthony Williams (@ACWtv) June 16, 2017
As someone who has toured the old plantations, a lot of the guides are African-American and they tend to dress in period clothing.
— ??Get Woke (@teaandmagnolias) June 16, 2017
They are in period costume likely tour guides. Why assume slaves?
— Erin Moran (@erinmaemoran) June 16, 2017
Because outrage is all the rage.
— Souxieq (@Souxieq2) June 16, 2017
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