Pat Sajak, 72 is well known as the host of “Wheel Of Fortune”. He took to Twitter to slam the upcoming awards ceremony with a suggestion on how to improve its ratings. Everyone knows that awards shows’ ratings continue to slip as they pivot toward an increasingly political narrative.
So Sajak offered up some advice on how to curtail the issue:
“Here’s a quick fix for the Academy Awards show: expand it to two nights,” he tweeted Monday morning. “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 comment comes on the heels of comedian Hart stepping down as the host of the Oscars after critics surfaced homophobic tweets from 2010 and 2011.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is 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,” the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” actor, 39, wrote on Friday.
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However, this isn’t the first time Sajak has taken to social media to share how he’s felt.
In October, the game show legend went on Twitter to remind his followers to vote in the midterm elections, while simultaneously slamming those who require a TV personality to do their civic duty. In a controversial claim, he went as far as to say certain people shouldn’t even bother voting.
“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,” he wrote.
While it’s not usually considered a good message to encourage people not to vote, within the context of Sajak’s often playful Twitter presence, it seems as though he was simply making a joke.
In his way, Sajak joined the slew of celebrities who took the November election as an opportunity to encourage fans to vote as well as express their own political beliefs.