The video heard ’round the world is of the recent shamefest that is Indiana University student Julian’s foray into America’s favorite show, Wheel of Fortune. My man went onto the show and f*cked up not one, not two, but THREE shots at glory.
He landed the chance to win a milli.
He landed the chance to win a car.
Blew both of those with tremendous and mind-boggling aplomb. Then he came thru in the clutch with the world’s most ridiculous attempt at solving a puzzle that was CLEARLY “On The Spot Decision” with a word that will haunt his dreams for the rest of his life.
Actually, I take that back, saying the name Achilles wrong will haunt his dreams. Saying the word “dicespin” on national television as a college student RETURNING to the land of Twitter and IG posts gone wild will just embarass the living hell out of him. Indiana University, you let him in. It’s your fault.
Despite the shenanigans and fcukery present by dear brother Julian, the one who would be our shame, I kind of feel like he got robbed. Here’s why.
On the puzzle where he landed the chance to win the million, he got penalized for not know the correct way to say the name Achilles. We can blame his parents. We can blame his education. We can even blame Indiana University for this. Let’s blame them all. But he READ what was up there, he just got the name wrong. He’s Black. What if he has a cousin named Achilles who pronounces the name like ATCHilles as he pronounced it. I ain’t saying that Wheel of Fortune doesn’t have rules, but he read what was up there. He just mispronounced it. How did he lose? What if he had an accent? Would he have been given the benefit of the doubt if he pronounced it like that but was from the Ukraine?
I know some folks who STRUGGLE with pronunciation. And I judge them with the power of Zeus. But I also know what they mean and I’m not going to penalize them. But I don’t have a million dollars up for grabs either.
But he solved the puzzle, he just mispronounced the name. Hell the puzzle WAS SOLVED! All the letters were up there. He read what was up there. He didn’t get the name wrong. He didn’t says “DICESPIN” where he should have said “decision”. That was epicly wrong. In this case, again, he just stated it wrong.
Am I trippin?? I feel like he got jobbed!
Oh, and shouts out to Pat Sajak who after my man mispronounced Achilles and the chick from Texas A&M wins the puzzle goes to her basically says, “this n*gga can’t read”.
My man Pat.
What say you all?? Did he get robbed??!?!