Pat Sajak Under Fire After ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Bit That Poked Fun at a Contestant’s Phobia

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Is comedy dead?

Legendary game show host Pat Sajak may think so after a largely toothless bit on a recent episode of “Wheel of Fortune” mostly drew condemnation and criticism.

The 76-year-old Sajak was hosting “Wheel of Fortune” last week when he met a contestant named Ashley, who divulged that she suffers from acute ichthyophobia, or, the fear of fish.

For Sajak, this peculiar phobia was rife for needling.

You can see some of Sajak’s humor at play in the clip below:

“You don’t like fish,” Sajak said to Ashley. “You don’t like to eat them, you don’t like to swim with them?”

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