Newswire: Wheel Of Fortune catches heat for its interpretation of “Southern Charm”

A Wheel Of Fortune rerun has churned out a whole new backlash after some viewers noted that, during a promo for “Southern Charm” week, hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White jabbered on about the upcoming games in front of what appeared to be an image of two slaves. A video posted to Twitter zooms in on the background of the hosts’ chat, to show the photo in greater detail, where you can see two black women in period dress.

Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their “Southern Charm Week” images? pic.twitter.com/IPCFo9wh1b

— Joshua Itiola (@joshitiola) June 16, 2017

According to MSN, the image was taken by Wheel producers at the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana during a shoot back in 2005. An Oak Alley spokesperson said that, while historical tours are given by people of all races and ethnicities, no one portrays a slave …

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