Pat Sajak is known to most as the mild-mannered host of Wheel in Fortune. But, in other circles, he’s made a few enemies for tongue-in-check expressions of his political views. Case and point: He made news in April for proclaiming his heterosexuality. (He was criticized for mocking people who did struggle with their sexuality.)
With that off his chest, the former Los Angeles-based weatherman moved onto the topic of global warming this month.
Very hot weather: "We're all going to die!" Very cold weather: "There's a difference between climate & weather, moron!"
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 11, 2014
Help…climate changing…must send money to lots of places…a lot of money…hurry…time is short…not kidding…
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 14, 2014
His comments were apparently met by some extreme differing opinions, leading Pat to a conclusion about people who buy into scientists’ theories about melting ice caps and the depleting ozone layer.
I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 20, 2014
He later added people who believe in climate change are vapid and bigoted, but couldn’t fit that into the original tweet.
After the tweet, Pat’s name began trending on social media. His message also prompted a response from weather writers who called for more productive discussions and less name-calling.