Wheel of Fortune viewers furious at host Pat Sajak after contestant 'robbed' of $100,000 win
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Wheel of Fortune viewers have been left furious at host Pat Sajak after claiming that he 'robbed' a contestant of a $100,000 win.
The game show host is being slammed for the results after sparking total outrage on social media for the alleged unfair treatment of the hopeful contestant.
The contestant, Alexa, ended up missing out on a hefty fortune over the incident. Now that's 'wheely' unlucky.
Alexa, a college student, missed out on the $100k jackpot during an episode of the show that aired last week (6 April).
She was answering a bonus round question after the buzzer when the controversy began.
The contestant was given the prompt 'What are you doing?' with just a matter of seconds left to go on the timer.
After picking out her letters, Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White showed the letters which Alexa was left with.
The board read: "_ _ST _IN_IN_ IT."
With the time ticking and the stakes high - Alexa desperately tried to figure out the bonus question.
Alexa's answer was 'Just Winning It' - which she said multiple times - but host Sajak was convinced she had got it incorrect.
The correct answer, much to Alexa's dismay was actually 'Just Winging It'.
But, here's where it gets heated, as many viewers are convinced that Alexa didn't fluff the answer and that she did in fact figure it out at the very last second.
Some were outraged by the results and hit out at the host for 'robbing' the contestant from a hefty win.
One Twitter posted: "I’m absolutely certain that the first thing she said was ‘Just Winging It.’ You owe that young woman an apology and $100,000!", while another commented: "Pat Sajak is a f**king a**hole."
"Pat Sajak is just a piece of cr*p," claimed another.
And a third added: "Get that deaf old goat Pat Sajak out of there."
Others, however, believed that the contestant lost fair and square and that Sajak had nothing to do with her big loss.
"The contestant even acknowledged that she got it wrong, so this outrage is literally over nothing," a Reddit user claimed, referring to the fact that Alexa said she was 'so close' after losing.
A second explained: "She said 'winning'. It’s pretty clear. Then she tried multiple versions of 'winning it'. Not sure why people are mad, much less mad at Pat."
A few others then rushed to Sajak's defence explaining a little more about the ins and outs of the game show.
One Reddit user wrote: "People do understand Pat doesn't decide s**t, it's producers in the back."
"Why are people mad at Pat Sajak?" a second echoed. "The dude is the host. He wears an earpiece and they have people behind the scenes decide if she got it right or not."
What do you make of it?