After Adam Richman posted a hate-filled rant on social media, Travel Channel has pulled his upcoming show.
Oh boo. Richman, as you will remember, posted a horrifying series of attacks directed at people who questioned his use of the hashtag #Thinspiration on a photo. Richman, the host of Man vs. Food recently lost a significant amount of weight and was using the photo of himself to celebrate his new physique. When others tried to point out that #Thinspiration is used in pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia circles, Richman pretty much lost his shit.
Today, Travel Channel announced it was postponing his new show, Man Finds Food. The network would not confirm the reason for change, according to The Washington Post:
The show, featuring Richman uncovering "delicious hidden food treasures" across the country, was supposed to debut on July 2. Then the channel suddenly announced it would be postponed with no details about a later date. A surprising move, given that Richman is one of the network's most profitable stars, the host of shows including "Man v. Food," "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" and others.
Here's a thought! If you want to have a successful career as a television personality, try not telling people "Grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you." Especially don't tell them that in a public forum where everyone including the people who hired you and paid you tons of money can see it and wonder why in the world they should let someone with such a scummy point of view host one of their TV programs.
Everyone say it with me: "Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!"
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