Television host Pat Sajak explained Tuesday afternoon that he was merely poking fun when he called global warming activists “unpatriotic racists.”

“Sometimes it’s fun to poke a stick in a hornets’ nest just to hear the buzzing,” Sajak said Tuesday.

Sajak’s “hornets’ nest” comment is in reference to a minor furor that erupted Monday night after the “Wheel of Fortune” host said in a tweet: “I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.”

But Monday’s tweet shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to people who follow Sajak’s Twitter account. See, the “Wheel of Fortune” hosts uses his Twitter account mostly to joke around, his faux battles with Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld now the things of legend, and he regularly cracks jokes about global warming:

Still, despite the fact that he mostly kids around on Twitter, Sajak’s “unpatriotic racists” comment upset the usual suspects:

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