Pat Sajak earned sweeping praise for his honest take on self-important celebrities spouting political opinions as if they were experts.
The “Wheel of Fortune” host called out the “odd conceits of celebrityhood” in a tweet aimed at the many Hollywood types who feel their singing or acting abilities give them the exclusive right to tell the rest of us how we should vote.
In a tweet on Friday, the television host who is not so egocentric, provided what many thought was a “breath of fresh air.”
One of the (many) odd conceits of celebrityhood is the notion that the ability to sing or tell jokes or portray other characters somehow qualifies one to tell others how to vote. Not sure electricians or truckers or sales associates feel that way about themselves.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) November 2, 2018
Twitter users weighed in on the political activism of celebrities and applauded Sajak’s nugget of “truth.”
My gosh…it feels good to hear a celebrity say that!!
— Janeen Hawley (@HawleyJaneen) November 2, 2018
what a breath of fresh air…thanks for sharing your insight.
— Dale Adams (@Tone_Dr) November 2, 2018
Pat coming with the TRUTH this morning!
— rocket (@Rachesheen) November 2, 2018
Agreed. A celebrity is allowed to have an opinion, but that doesn’t automatically mean theirs has any more weight than any other person’s.
— Punarm Dyne (@GunarmDyne) November 2, 2018
Exactly. You are one of THE FEW celebrities who get it. Rolling my eyes back so far I can see my spine at their arrogance.
— Elizabeth Schmeidler (@speakuporsink) November 2, 2018
Thank you for staying humble, Mr Sajak!!
— Mark Eakin (@irish7gpa) November 2, 2018
Sajak gave a humorous nod to his renewed contract with “Wheel of Fortune” in another tweet this week.
Thought I was signing a reply to a fan letter. Turns out I renewed my “Wheel” deal through the 2021-22 season. You really should read things first.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) November 1, 2018
The renewed contract secures through the 2020-2021 season the most-watched program in syndication with more than 26 million viewers a week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.