Days after he was caught telling a female critic on Instagram that she should kill herself, Adam Richman’s new show on the Travel Channel was abruptly cancelled before its premiere without a public explanation.
Man Finds Food was supposed to premiere on July 2, but had caught flak on last week after the omnivorous host posted a weight loss photo on Instagram and used the tag #thinspiration. When fans asked him to not use the term, as it’s often used on Instagram to tag pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia material, he flipped out, to put it lightly: “Don’t come to me with childishness when a hashtag throws you into a tizzy of posting comments and ‘never watching you again,'” he wrote in one deleted comment. “Seriously — grab a razor blade & draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
“Maybe you’ll acknowledge that just because someone is on TV, they are no less worthy of human kindness, respect, forgiveness or patience,” he added in another comment. “If anyone acts like a cunt I’ll call them one. It’s not misogyny, it’s calling a spade a spade.”
He later apologized in a video message to fans.
The Wrap reported today that Richman’s new show was postponed indefinitely, and that while the host himself added that the show would hopefully be rescheduled, don’t cross your fingers.
[h/t AV Club]
[Image via Travel Channel]
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