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Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak has come under fire from fans recently for allegedly making condescending jokes towards contestants. And during the player introductions on Monday’s episode, he ended up offending a few more fans with his questionable comedy.
Contestant Chris Brimble by all accounts had a pretty good television appearance. While he didn’t advance to the bonus puzzle, he took home $12,250 and appeared to have a good time. However, some fans were upset because Sajak mimicked the contestant’s lisp.
Surprised viewers took to Twitter to share in their dismay and disappointment over the host’s perceived mocking of the contestant. One upset viewer tweeted, “Thanks for making fun of people with a lisp on tonight’s show you arrogant overpaid jerk - Pat Sajak. Quit now. Maybe if you grew up with a speech impediment you’d understand.”