Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman's 'Man Finds Food' In Wake of Instagram Scandal
UPDATED: The host apologized Tuesday morning for an expletive-filled rant after the cable network postponed the July 2 premiere of his new series.
Travel Channel star Adam Richman's new show Man Finds Food has been postponed after Richman lashed out at Instagram users.
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The host of shows like Man v. Food, Best Thing I Ever Ate and Best Sandwich in America went on an expletive-filled rant against several Instagram users after he posted a picture and bragged about his recent weight loss.
“Had ordered this suit from a Saville Row tailor over a year ago. Think I’m gonna need to take it in a little…#thinspiration,” Richman wrote, using a hashtag that’s popular in pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia circles.
When users told Richman they were offended by the hashtag and explained why, the host reportedly lashed out.
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He told one, “Grab a razor blade & draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.” He told another that the “Only f— up it seems was your Dad’s choice to go without a condom,” according to screen grabs posted in an XOJane essay detailing the incident.
The series premiere of Man Finds Food, which was set for July 2, has now been postponed, Travel Channel confirmed.
Tuesday morning, Richman released an apology to Good Morning America, which tweeted his remarks.
.@AdamRichman calls his remarks inexcusable. "I'm incredibly sorry to everyone I've hurt."— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 1, 2014