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Engraving of Slaves Working In Field by Horace Bradley

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Last week, the popular gameshow ‘The Wheel of Fortune’ came under fire after they used a Southern themed picture backdrop during one of their shows with people wearing period clothing.
The picture was taken at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana and was supposed to go with their theme of “Southern Charm”, but that wasn’t how one Twitter user interpreted the picture.

The Twitter user, Joshua Itiola (@joshitiola) didn’t appreciate the backdrop pic when he watched the show and took to his Twitter by posting a vid of the background from the show with the caption, “Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their “Southern Charm Week” images?
The spokesperson said yes, the tour guides do wear the appropriate clothing to represent the time era they are telling the guests about, but they do not hire people to portray slaves.
The show aired in March, but after the learning how it made people feel, the show said that they will no longer re-run that the show with that background again.