A” Wheel Of Fortune” backdrop for Vanna White and Pat Sajak promoting “Southern Charm Week” has some people calling out the letters WTF.
The game-show icons promoted the week by standing in front of a picture of an antebellum dwelling. If you appear closely at the screenshot, below, you can see what appear to be two African American woman slaves in the background.
The game show’s “Southern Charm Week” episodes first aired in March , according to the New York Daily News. It was when the chapters were rerun this week that psyches started spinning.
Harry Friedman, executive producer of” Wheel of Fortune” dedicated this statement to HuffPost:
” We repent the use of this background image, and we will be superseding it is progress on any rebroadcast .”
The structure behind White and Sajak is part of the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, which was has been established by slaves, in agreement with the Daily News.
The plantation has exhibits dedicated to the slaves who lived at Oak Alley. Many employees are African Americans who dress in date costumes.
A” Wheel Of Fortune” rep told HuffPost the plantation photo is a screen-grab from footage shoot on location in 2005 for a New Orleans” Wheel of Fortune” remote.