Last week, comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced that he was stepping down as the host of the Oscars. He made the revelation after homophobic tweets from 2010 and 2011 were brought up.
In response to the debate around the controversy, Pat Sajak has offered a solution. His clever resolution for the awards show was well received by some.
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, 72, revealed on Sunday that he had a "quick fix for the Academy Awards show." He wrote on Twitter:
“…expand it to two nights. On the first night, give out awards, and celebrate the history and wonder of movies. On the second night, hold your political rally.”
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
This wasn’t the first time that Sajak has spoken up on current affairs. In October, he tweeted a reminder to his followers to vote in the midterm elections.
However, his post also jokingly called out people who would need a TV personality to remind them to do their civic duty. For those people, he suggested that it would probably be better if they just didn’t vote.
His tweet read:
“I would encourage you to vote next month, but if you need a TV game show host to remind you, then you probably shouldn’t.”
Sajak was among a number of celebrities who took the November election as an opportunity to encourage fans to vote. Most also shared their own political beliefs.
Sajak’s fans are in for a treat as we’ve found 8 little-known facts about the star. For instance, in the 1960s the star got a job at a Spanish-language radio station in his hometown of Chicago but he didn’t speak Spanish.
He was hired to present an English language news briefing once every hour from midnight until 6 a.m. The other 7 facts can be found here.