Wheel of Fortune Season 40 already had a shaky start. The new season premiered just a week ago and it’s garnering controversy. It all started with the new puzzle board, which had fans in a fit of rage. Now some are threatening to boycott the game show. Read on to learn more.
Does the new puzzle board annoy fans?
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, fans aren’t happy with the new puzzle board. Ahead of the Season 40 premiere of Wheel of Fortune, the show teased the new puzzle board on its official social media accounts. Host Pat Sajak, his daughter Maggie, and hostess Vanna White stood in different spots in the new studio.
The camera panned over to the puzzle board, which works with laser lights. It works by lasers rather than touch. This comes after the previous puzzle board that came out in 1997 and worked via touchscreen, which was a novel concept then.
Q: Who knows the Wheel of Fortune puzzleboard better than @TheVannaWhite?
A: No one! pic.twitter.com/XpF5D9T5jb
— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) September 14, 2022
However, Wheel of Fortune fans doesn’t like the latest one. They think the glaring lasers are annoying. Some claim it reminds them of the neon menus at fast food chains. Others think it would be a better concept for flat-screen TVs.
Host Pat Sajak slammed over viral photo
A new photo of Pat Sajak surfaced on social media this past weekend. It went viral on Twitter, igniting a firestorm among Wheel of Fortune fans. The television personality posed next to Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and conservative reporter Bryan Glenn.
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak with Marjorie Taylor Greene and RSBN reporter Bryan Glenn. pic.twitter.com/3dbUygSqDy
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) September 18, 2022
It’s unclear when the photo took place. It went viral over the weekend. Some of the Wheel of Fortune fanbase is disappointed with the host even though he’s been outspoken about his political views. Most of them were just disappointed. Now, some fans are threatening to boycott the show.
Why is there a Wheel of Fortune boycott?
Some of them are threatening to boycott the game show. Wheel of Fortune fans can’t stop buzzing about the political photo that went viral. Over on Twitter, they threatened to never watch the show ever again. Here are just some of the many tweets.
- “Oh man… well no more WOF!”
- “I will never watch that show again.”
- “I watch it every night with my husband and daughter – after seeing this, never again!”
- “Well, I just lost all respect for him now. He went down the rabbit hole.”
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Wheel of Fortune was under fire for its Rhyme Time category on Friday’s broadcast. It featured a nursery rhyme known for its racist connotations. Fans were upset that the show used the phrase without learning about its origins. Others blamed Sajak for allowing it to happen.
What are your thoughts on Season 40 of Wheel of Fortune? Do you plan to watch it? Or, do you find yourself disappointed by it? Sound off below in the comment section.
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