Wheel of Fortune fans are planning a massive boycott that may bring the beloved game show to a grinding halt

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With long-time host Pat Sajak walking away from the beloved game show, it’s the end of an era for Wheel of Fortune fans.

But while change is inevitable, some fans believe Sony executives are taking things too far.

And Wheel of Fortune fans are planning a massive boycott that may bring the beloved game show to a grinding halt.

Former American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is set to replace retiring long-time Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak in September, leaving many loyal viewers weary of the show’s future.

With Sajak’s final episode airing next month, the stage is set for Seacrest to step into the spotlight.

But is he the right choice for the job?

For executives at Sony Pictures Television, which owns and produces the show, tapping Seacrest for the gig was a no-brainer.

With a resume boasting hosting gigs on American Idol, Live With Kelly And Ryan, and his nationally syndicated radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, he certainly brings plenty of experience and name recognition to the table.

But the question on everyone’s lips remains: Is Seacrest really the right choice for the show, or is there someone else who would be a better fit?

While Vanna White remains a stalwart fixture on the show until 2026, fans are divided over Seacrest’s appearance.

Many had their own ideas for Sajak’s successor, with some even suggesting the role should be Vanna’s, while others suggested his daughter, Maggie, who has worked as Wheel’s “social media correspondent” since 2021 after a failed foray into country music, should be given the reins.

“Vanna should have taken the job and Maggie should take over for Vanna. Makes me think they are saying a woman can’t do Pat’s job,” one fan wrote on social media.

Another chimed in, “Vanna or Maggie would have been much much much better choices!”

And a third echoed the sentiment, declaring, “I like Ryan but he does not have the personality for Wheel. I, also, believe Maggie & Vanna would be the best choice.”

In an unexpected twist, some die-hard fans are threatening to boycott the show altogether in protest of the switch, citing Seacrest’s perceived lack of suitability for the role.

But of course, Seacrest hasn’t even hosted a single episode yet, and he’s pleading with fans to reserve judgment until they’ve seen him in action.

As the countdown to Seacrest’s debut ticks on, the fate of Wheel of Fortune hangs in the balance.

Will Ryan Seacrest rise to the occasion and win over the skeptics, or is this the beginning of the end for the iconic game show?

Does cancel culture still exist?