“The Price Is Right” awarded a treadmill to a contestant in a wheelchair yesterday, along with a sauna that wasn’t wheelchair-accessible. It was just an unfortunate coincidence, and the show hasn’t commented yet.
A woman named Danielle Perez won two prizes on “The Price Is Right” yesterday a treadmill and a sauna. The only problem is, Danielle lost her legs in an accident ten years ago, and uses a wheelchair.
Naturally that made it awkward when the prizes were revealed, but Drew Carey didn’t address it although he seemed to speed through the pricing game. Danielle didn’t address it either but she’s been Tweeting about it.
She said they don’t offer cash equivalents, and the sauna isn’t wheelchair accessible. Obviously it was all an unfortunate coincidence . . . but some people think the show should’ve made sure it didn’t happen.
Luckily Danielle threw water on the ‘outrage.’ She Tweeted, quote, “Oh come on! Isn’t it the most hilarious though? If winning it was wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m still cracking up.”
She also Tweeted a screenshot of her reaction on the show, with the caption, quote, “When you win a treadmill on national TV, but you have no feet.”