|A Wheel Watcher spotted two slaves in the backdrop. The folks over at Sony Entertainment apologized for having an offensive image displayed during a taping of Wheel of Fortune. The game show hosts are Pat Sajak and Vanna White.|
A Twitter user recorded the video years ago. The image was captured by producers in 2005.
Producers were on a location shot at the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.
Pat Sajak and Vanna White are the hosts of America's game. They are the long serving hosts of the show.
They were discussing "Southern Charm" week. They didn't see the image backdrop.
Joshua Itiola was none too happy seeing that.
Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their "Southern Charm Week" images? pic.twitter.com/IPCFo9wh1b— Joshua Itiola (@joshitiola) June 16, 2017
The Daily Mail reports that Itiola got the ball rolling on this.
Many were outraged over this.
|Vanna White at a Louisiana plantation where the producers were doing at taping.|
The backlash made it to the show runner and producers. They quickly apologized for the image and vow to pull the image from all episodes related to the ordeal.
"We regret the use of this background image, and we will be replacing it moving forward on any rebroadcast," Harry Friedman, the executive producer said in a statement.
Hillary Loeber of Oak Alley said that the women were in character. They were doing their jobs reenacting the period.