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“Wheel Of Fortune” Host Pat Sajak Comes Out On Twitter

You may only know Pat Sajak from the past 2,348 years he’s spent hosting super-gay contestants on Wheel Of Fortune, but he’s also well-known for his conservative leanings, and a recent tweet seems to be taking jabs at the gays.

Taking time out of a presumably grueling and busy schedule of reading flashcards and spinning wheels, he felt the need to post the following tweet:


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Oh, Pat. While coming out as heterosexual is a bold career move for an octogenarian such as yourself, we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that most people don’t have interest in your sex life either way.

When LGBT entertainers come out they do so to be open and proud and to educate a heteronormative society that assumes heterosexuality from all.

But don’t worry Pat, you’re able to get in on at least a bit of the action because you did come out today: as a total d_uch_b_g.

We’re looking for three vowels here.  Can anyone help us out?

By:           Rob Smith
On:           Apr 21, 2014
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    • Palto

      Yes because that’s why it’s important for gay people to come out you teabagging douchebag.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd


      Apr 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Oh, it’s EXACTLY the same thing!

      I hear that Donald Trump Jr. is going to come out of the closet as having been born rich and white in New York city.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      Thank God he didn’t spin the gay way! The straights can have him and keep him.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redcarpet

      I feel bad for Vana having to put up with him all these years.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Desert Boy
      Desert Boy

      Pat Sajak Is An A _ _ hole

      “May I has an “s”?

      “There are two “s'”

      Apr 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne

      Based on the hair and the outfits, I don’t think anyone was confused…

      Apr 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaletownman

      I remember as a kid in Nashville he was our NBC affiliates weatherman. He looked like a bad Southern Baptist minister then and still does. Of course he doesn’t get that proclaiming is heterosexuality does nothing for reinforcing a belief in others that is what he really is. Obviously he’s never learned the meaning of “thou doth protest too much!”

      Apr 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • misterheck

      For a second, I was shocked that Pat Sajak was in his 80s. That is what octogenarian means, after all. But it turns out he’s only 67. Making him a sexagenarian. But I suppose Queerty wouldn’t want to associate him with “sex,” so they had to put him down by calling him “old.” Because, you know, being old is a totally terrible thing to be.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      “When LGBT entertainers come out they do so to be open and proud and to educate a heteronormative society that assumes heterosexuality from all.”

      And to show young and in the closet LGBT people that they are not alone.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ann Mason
      Ann Mason

      Pat Sajak can thank Merv Griffin he has a career as a game show host.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wollam11

      Rob Smith: I don’t think octogenarian means what you think it means.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken

      It was a joke. As a sexagenarian myself, who has lived through many horrors, I thought it was funny. Come on, guys, it presupposes that it’s okay to come out.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarSco

      Lighten up it was a joke!

      Apr 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sammy Schlipshit
      Sammy Schlipshit

      @Ann Mason:

      Is this what passes for attempted humor(?) from republican’t conservatives…or what passes for that these days?

      Pat must not have had a repulsion of gays back in the day.
      One just doesn’t get much more gay or queer than Merv Griffin…and I know what I’m talkin’ about.
      Merv’s ‘kept boy’ lived up the street from me in Monterey.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NH Mike
      NH Mike

      He should declare it on his talk show as well. Oh, wait…

      Apr 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Nothing at all flip or funny about the fact that gay people are subject to losing their jobs across America if discovered to be gay. I predict an apology will be issued shortly over Sajak’s brain-fart.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      People actually find this inconsequential comment offensive?
      Man, talk about your manufactured outrage.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70

      New puzzle: Category – “News We could give a Crap about”
      P_t S_j_k s_cks c_ck. Only vowels left!

      Apr 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • flexdoc

      Another great talent heard from.

      Maybe he should take off Vanna White’s used underwear.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier

      People, people…okay, it was a little snarky, but it ain’t all THAT serious. (Our famously irreverent sense of humor seems to desert us at the oddest times)

      Apr 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner

      God, for a buncha homos that made Lady Gaga famous, you all seem a bit uptight on here.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Throbert McGee
      Throbert McGee

      Word up to DuMaurier and TinoTurner!

      Apr 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Throbert McGee
      Throbert McGee

      When LGBT entertainers come out they do so to be open and proud and to educate a heteronormative society that assumes heterosexuality from all.

      Really? For some bizarre reason, I thought that the usual reason was to get their names back in the headlines, or to win a GLAAD Courage Award, or to ensure permanent loyalty from undiscriminating LGBT fans who will applaud absolutely any public mediocrity [waving to Margaret Cho] who tells gay people who super-wonderful they are.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manjoguy

      Appreciate the humor there. But, more importantly, most heteros (contrary to what we gays might think), don’t really care about “…our sex life” either way. They just don’t want it in their faces all the time. I think you’ll find a fair number of people with a “live and let live” mentality. But when the far right and left start putting it in one’s face, it “bristles” some people.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Gervais
      David Gervais

      manjoguy: As if Pat Sajak and Vanna White aren’t ‘putting hetero sexuality in one’s face’.

      Apr 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clark

      Sheesh…these kinds of “stories” really show you who the bitter queens are. Chill and take a pill.
      It should show you just how silly all the un-shocking coming out tabloid headlines are.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 12:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joebatch

      This should not be a shock coming from him. Anyone who remembers his vile,snarky comments after President Obama was elected and they were hateful,vile,bigoted and nasty.(think donald trump’s twin brother) He showed just what kind of so called human he is. I have since stopped watching wheel of fortune because of him.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yupwhatever

      I wasn’t offended or shocked over his tweet, but I get how some can be upset over it, especially those who have lost their jobs/careers because they’re gay. It happens all of the time unfortunately. Clearly, he’s just trying to be funny and means no harm, but he does come off a bit ignorant. Sorry all you Sajak lovers.

      “But, more importantly, most heteros (contrary to what we gays might think), don’t really care about “…our sex life” either way. They just don’t want it in their faces all the time.”

      Interesting, since it’s usually heteros that can’t help but shove their heterosexuality in our faces every frickin’ day of the week!

      Apr 22, 2014 at 3:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @BJ McFrisky: I think people are just wondering what could have motivated him to make light of the LGBT experience. I am not sure curiosity is the same thing as “outrage”, manufactured or not.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 5:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Is there anyone who could possibly direct me to a comment made by BJ McFrisky that is in support of the LGBT community? I mean, has it EVER happened even once in the history of mankind’s existence?

      Apr 22, 2014 at 5:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      @DarkZephyr: Why, yes. Yes it has.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LegalMaestro

      Well that makes sense…he does work with a big giant rainbow wheel…

      Apr 22, 2014 at 8:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis

      Pat’s comment is in such poor taste, considering how hard it is for some to come out and live a closeted life.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manonyme

      It’s always been a sub-par experience for me…I’m more of jeopardy person actually –

      Seems like he and Vanna need to fuel up on Margarita’s to get through the constant barrage of consonants and ‘Can I buy a vowel?’

      Apr 22, 2014 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Throbert McGee:

      And once again, Throbert (And his other name BJ) attack gays and defend anybody that isn’t gay or mocks them.

      Again, at least you two are consistent.

      Just curious. If they came up with a pill to make you straight how fast would you rush over to the clinic and demand it?

      Apr 22, 2014 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryguyf69

      I can only hope that Sajak was drunk again when he tweeted that. I’d hate to think that a public figure would be stupid enough to do that sober and unprovoked. For those who don’t know, Sajak admitted to being drunk while on the air.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryguyf69

      @wollam11: Rob was exaggerating on purpose when he called Sajak an octogenarian.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC

      Nice joke at the expense of gay people. The trauma of coming out must be so funny to him.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC

      If you have to tell people you’re a lady, you’re not.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Throbert McGee: We ARE super wonderful for the most part. :-D Its not OUR fault if you can’t be great like the rest of us!

      Apr 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GlitterKidder

      Oy Vey! Stick to your day job Pat, you’re no comedian. But, you did make my ass suck wind.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • merijustus

      Well i am glad he is hetro, hes not good enough to be Gay. and what self respecting Gay man would want him any way.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Forgive him. He’s compensating for the fact that he’s done a silly job for way too many years. I contend that he curls up in a fetal position and cries when he has to go out and do that stupid show. I’d drink too!

      Apr 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo

      I’m gonna go out on a limb here. Is it ‘oea’?

      Apr 23, 2014 at 3:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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