Pat Sajak's Reaction To A Wheel Of Fortune Player's Life Story Has Fans Seeing Red

Pat Sajak has been hosting "Wheel of Fortune" for an astonishing 40 years, so he's bound to anger some fans at one time or another. Indeed, the star has experienced his fair share of flack over the years but a recent comment he made to a contestant who shared a personal story has folks on Twitter seeing red (via Us Weekly).


The drama started when Sajak asked a clearly nervous Scott Ingwersen to introduce himself on the show. The host first brushed off the contestant's attempt to talk about how he teaches improv, saying, "I'm sorry I wasn't listening." Then, as the New York Post recounts, the 75-year-old prompted the contestant from Chicago to tell his survival story about his big toe being injured. "Why am I mentioning this? It's on your card. You had your big toe chopped off. Why are you telling this?" he asked.

Ingwersen then shared, "It's important to know that when I was 12 years old, I was riding a 10-speed bike with flip-flops, and I fell and completely cut off the top of my toe. The next car that came by were two paramedics that were on their way to their job, and they said, 'It's just a laceration.' But I didn't know what that was, so it freaked me out even more. And my toe is reattached, and I just wanna say 'thank you' to them 30 years later."


Sajak's reaction is what he's being slammed for online.

Viewers go so far as to call for Pat Sajak to retire from Wheel of Fortune

After Ingwersen relayed his sobering story from childhood, Sajak snapped, "That may have been the most pointless story ever told. And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you" (via New York Post).

Twitter was quick to jump on the host for his seemingly mean-spirited comment. "The audacity to be so rude is baffling," one viewer blasted Sajak. The host was also called "cold-blooded" by another irate "Wheel of Fortune" devotee. Another nonplussed individual commented, "Pat Sajak makes a nice salary being the host. He should be a gracious one. If he no longer has the patience to do his job then it's time to retire. Find someone grateful for the opportunity."


More viewers were soon calling for Sajak to retire and rebuking him for embarrassing a contestant on national TV. As one wheel watcher put it, "When my father was alive..he used to say Pat Sajak is a Lucky Moron!! He was right...There was no need to make the contestant feel bad.....Pat should do us all a favor and retire!!"