Travel Channel pulled out the upcoming television food reality series “Man Finds Food” from their network, following its host Adam Richman’s verbally abusive posts in his Instagram account against people who criticized the hashtag he used in one of his photos. The show was supposed to make its debut on July 2, 2014, but the television network decided to postpone it after the incident, leaving no details as to whether the show would be aired on a later date. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
The issue began when Adam Richman posted a photo in Instagram as a celebration of his recent weight loss, writing the caption, “Had ordered this suit from a Saville Row tailor over a year ago. Think I’m gonna need to take it in a little.” He used the hashtag #thinspiration. This drew a lot of response from outraged netizens. One in particular, Amber Sarah, wrote Richman to tell that one of her friends got upset with his use of hashtag. The “Man Finds Food” host responded with a mere, “DILLIGAF (Do I look like I give a [sic])?” Things escalated further when Amber’s friend later posted a screenshot of this comment, explaining that the hashtag “glorifies negative media self-imagery that being thin is better as opposed to any other body style.” Others also made responses to Richman, telling off for his use of #thinspiration as well as his rude response. Richman fired back at his critics, using several obscene words, calling some of them nasty names and even encouraging one of the netizens to commit suicide.
“Grab a razor blade and draw a bath,” he wrote. “I doubt anyone will miss you.” For more details regarding Adam Richman’s not-so-nice comments, see Amber Sarah’s XOJane essay.
Adam Richman later apologized in his Twitter account, which would later be deleted. “Yes. I’ve responded to internet hate recently with vile words directed at those hating me. I am sorry, I should know better & will do better,” he said.
In another tweet, which was also deleted later, he wrote, “In real life, if you say stuff you regret in anger, you cool down, apologize & move on. If you’re a celeb on social media – it becomes a blog.”
Travel Channel continues to remain silent regarding the new debut schedule of “Man Finds Food” following Richman’s controversy. “American Grilled” would be aired in the meantime, taking the upcoming show’s slot on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
And that’s it for the current status of Travel Channel’s “Man Finds Food.” Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted about the latest buzz in the entertainment industry.
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