Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman's 'Man Finds Food' After Richman Goes On Angry Tirade Against Instagram Commenters
Adam Richman, of Man v. Food, and his new show Man Finds Food have been pulled from the Travel Channel after Richman went on a social media rant against critics, telling one user to commit suicide.
Adam Richman: '#Thinspiration' Photo On Instagram
The drama began when Richman, who recently lost 70 pounds after Man v. Food went off the air in 2012, posted a photo on Instagram of himself standing in suit pants he bought last year that are now too big. He captioned the photo with the hashtag “thinspiration,” which, as fans were quick to point out, is commonly used among online communities that are pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia.
Richman Lashed Out At Critics
When commenters pointed out how dangerous the term “thinspiration” can be – not to mention how offensive it is to those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues – Richman lashed out, telling one user “DILLIGAF” (meaning “Do I Look Like I Give A F—k.”)
In another response, Richman wrote, “And don’t come to me with childishness when a hashtag throws you into a tizzy of posting comments & “never watching you again.” Seriously – grab a razor blade & draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
Richman also repeatedly called a female commentator a “c—t” and defended his use of the term, writing, “It’s not misogyny, it’s calling a spade a spade.”
To another critic, he wrote, “oh eat a bag of s—t, dummy. No apology is coming. If it inspires someone to attain a healthier, thinner body – then that’s what it was meant to do. Only f—kup it seems was your Dad’s choice to go without a condom.”
He reportedly apologized on Instagram and Twitter after the incident took place around June 20, but those statements have been removed and were allegedly not so much apologies as they were a defense of his behavior.
Travel Channel Pulls 'Man Finds Food', Richman Apologizes
Richman did not publicly apologize until this week after the Travel Channel announced that it would be postponing his new show Man Finds Food, which was scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 2, indefinitely.
“I’ve long since struggled with my body image and have worked very hard to achieve a healthy weight. Instead of responding to hurtful comments with compassion, I lashed out in anger. I’m not asking for sympathy, but rather understanding and forgiveness. I can say with certainty that I’m taking a deep look at myself and I’m incredibly sorry to everyone I’ve hurt,” Richman said in a statement.
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