Hmm…this is a little awkward. ‘The Price Is Right’ was severely criticized for its May 4 episode, in which contestant Danielle Perez, who uses a wheelchair, won a treadmill as one of her prizes. Uh…
The people behind the scenes at The Price Is Right may want to start re-thinking their prize choices. On the show’s May 4 episode, a wheelchair-bound contestant won the ‘One Right Price’ game, but she probably won’t have much use for her prizes — a treadmill and walk-in sauna! Eeek. Luckily, the Los Angeles resident had a great reaction to the situation, and responded hilariously on Twitter afterward!
‘The Price Is Right’ Criticized: Wheelchair-Bound Contestant Wins Treadmill
The Price Is Right is damn lucky that Danielle Perez is a comic — this situation could’ve been a lot more awkward if it involved someone who couldn’t make a joke about it!
After beating several other contestants by coming closest to guessing the correct price of an object, Danielle excitedly wheeled to the stage, where she got to play ‘One Right Price.’ Host Drew Carey revealed that she’d have to guess whether a treadmill or sauna cost $3,695, which she did correctly, meaning she’d take home both prizes.
Unfortunately, since Danielle is in a wheelchair, these aren’t exactly practical, but she still handled the situation with grace. “Oh my God! These are really nice,” she gushed, upon seeing her prizes.
‘The Price Is Right’: Danielle Perez Jokes About Winning Treadmill & Having No Legs
It turns out Danielle is actually a comic, and took to Twitter after the show aired to joke about her appearance.
“When you win a treadmill on national TV but you have no feet,” she wrote on the social media site. LOL!
— Danielle Perez (@DivaDelux) May 5, 2015
She also told multiple news outlets that she thought the whole thing was “funny” because there was actually an awkward silence from the audience that was cut out from the version of the show that aired.
“I had such a good time,” she told Complex. “But I was like, yes I want it! I don’t need it at all! But I want it!”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this whole situation? Was there anything the show could’ve done?