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'Wheel of Fortune' uses picture of slaves to celebrate 'Southern Charm Week.' WTF!?

'Wheel of Fortune' uses picture of slaves to celebrate 'Southern Charm Week.' WTF!?

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In today's episode of, "wtf were these white people thinking???" popular game show Wheel of Fortune celebrated "Southern Charm Week" by using a photograph of a plantation house featuring two black women who appear to be dressed in "slave garb" in the background. Yeah, no one finds this "charming," Wheel of Fortune.

The misguided choice of background image, in a segment featuring hosts Vanna White and Pat Sajak, was spotted by Twitter user Josh Itiola. He shared a short clip on Twitter, where it's going viral:

"Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their 'Southern Charm Week' images?" he wrote in the tweet.

So far, we don't have an answer to his (very valid) question. But Twitter has responded to the image and people are not impressed:

Sources: NY Daily News
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