Pat Sajak Calls Climate Change Activists 'Unpatriotic Racists' in a Tweet

May 21, 2014 04:41:41 GMT

In another tweet, the 'Wheel of Fortune' host suggests that he intentionally sparks a controversy, saying, 'Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing.'

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Pat Sajak has sparked online backlash with his recent tweet. The "Wheel of Fortune" host blasted climate change advocates on Twitter on Monday, May 19, writing, "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night."

Some people who disagree with him took to the social media to comment on the post. A climate scientist Michael E. Mann wrote, "Hey @PatSajak, this aint the 'Wheel of Fortune'. If we lose this game, it isn't just one person's misfortune. All humanity pays the price."

"The Book of Eli" screenwriter Gary Whitta's tweet on the issue read, "I guess it's tough for @patsajak to accept the environment can change when he's been standing on the same 1980s game show set for 33 years." Another Twitter user commented, "I think @patsajak has been spending too much time under those hot stage lights."

On Tuesday, Sajak seemingly suggested that he intentionally wrote the post to see people's reaction. "Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing," he wrote.

Back in April, Sajak made headlines after outing himself as heterosexual. Some people thought he was making light of LGBT people's struggle to open up about their sexual preference.


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posted by Rath on May 22, 2014
Consensus science doesn't really mean anything either. Plate tectonics is a perfect case example. It was quite literally the story of a single scientist who got it right and everyone else got it wrong.
posted by commen sense on May 21, 2014
According to a poll a majority of americans beleive in hats. See opinions mean nothing to facts.
posted by Dr.Mil on May 21, 2014
According to polls on the net, the majority of Americans agree with him and so do I for a number of reasons.
posted by Dona on May 21, 2014
I found Sajak to be an offensive jackass back when he first started hosting Wheel of Fortune and find him to be an even bigger jacksass today! Never watched Wheel of Fortune as because of him.
posted by ESD2014 on May 21, 2014
Dr. Mil, public opinion really doesn't matter when you have 97% of climate scientists in agreement with the causes of the current warming period. They have been misled by people with vested interests which is very disappointing.

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