Adam Richman's show 'Man Finds Food' pulled for Instagram rant
The travel channel has pulled it's show Man Finds Food after it's host, Adam Richman, went on an a hateful Instagram rant. Richman, known best from his hit show Man V. Food had his latest show postponed after engaging in mean spirited conversations on Instagram, where he encouraged one user to kill himself.
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: TV personality Adam Richman attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Neighbors' at Regency Village Theatre on April 28, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Actor Adam Richman attends the 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 14: Joey Logano (L), driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, and Adam Richman (R), host of Man v. Food pose in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 14, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17: 'Man Vs. Food' host Adam Richman checks out the action on the New York Jets sideline when they attend the Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Adam Richman attends 'The Sitter' premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Everything started when the 40-year-old posted a picture on his Instagram, writing about how he lost 70 pounds in the last year. He ended with the hashtag "thinspiration."
One activist had an issue with that hashtag. Amber Rose commented on the photo and informed Richman that the term "thinspiration" is commonly used by people with eating disorders. The host didn't take too kindly to Rose, or the others who had a problem with his message, and went off.
He wrote, "Give me a f***ing break. If anyone acts like a c***, I'll call them one. It's not misogyny, it's calling a spade a spade." To others he wrote, "Seriously grab a razor and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you," and "No apology is coming. Only f*** up it seems was your dad's choice to go without a condom."
Richman should have seen the movie Chef. It basically follows a foodie who tries to take on online critics and loses. Just like Jon Favreau's character, Richman seems to have realized that he lost.
The Travel Channel confirmed to the Washington Post that the premiere of Man Finds Food, which was supposed to air on Wednesday, has been postponed. Richman has issued an apology, saying that he has long struggled with body image and has been working hard to achieve a healthy weight. He says he's sorry to anyone he may have hurt.
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