He may not be an A-list movie star, but Pat Sajak, the popular host of TV’s “Wheel of Fortune,” is now providing his own spin when it comes to political controversy surrounding the Oscars.
Sajak took to Twitter Sunday night to suggest his solution.
“Here’s a quick fix for the Academy Awards show,” Sajak said. “Expand it two nights.”
The 72-year-old explained: “On the first night, give out awards, and celebrate the history and wonder of movies. On the second night, hold your political rally.”
Here’s a quick fix for the Academy Awards show: expand it to two nights. On the first night, give out awards, and celebrate the history and wonder of movies. On the second night, hold your political rally.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 9, 2018
Sajak’s remark comes in the wake of last week’s controversy involving comedian Kevin Hart, who relinquished his hosting duties for the upcoming Oscars after critics publicized Hart’s anti-homosexual tweets from 2010 and 2011.
Hart said he stepped down as host “because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
Sajak, who describes himself as a “game show host, icon, former sexagenarian,” comments frequently about politics via Twitter, as he has more than 210,000 followers.
For instance, on Dec. 7, he tweeted: “Bought a case of Florida oranges. Supposed to be 36 of them, but I’ve asked for a recount.”
A day before, he stated, “The moment a politician starts a sentence with, ‘What the American people want,’ I tune out.”
In the run-up to this year’s mid-term elections, Sajak said in October: “I would encourage you to vote next month, but if you need a TV game show host to remind you, then you probably shouldn’t.”
But it’s not all politics for Sajak, who proffers plenty of quips for his followers.
On Dec. 3, he noted: “I stepped out of the shower this morning and caught my wife dressing me with her eyes.”
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