Man v. Random Internet Commenters
The Travel Channel yanked Adam Richman's new show, Man Finds Food, from its schedule Tuesday on the eve of its July 2 start date. It's no coincidence that the move comes just a week after Richman had an Instagram meltdown where he suggested one person should commit suicide and called another a "c—."
Richman is known for hosting Man v. Food and Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America, but he's recently been getting a lot of attention for his 70 pound weight loss. Last week, he posted a photo to Instagram showing off a suit that needed to be brought in, using the hashtag #thinspiration. Richman was told by a few followers that this was used in the pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia community, and he might want to avoid the term.
His first response was "DILLIGAF" ("Do I Look Like I Give a F—"). Things went from kinda sassy to oh no he didn't when Richman told another woman to "grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you." As the backlash grew, Richman began tweeting apologies of the sorry/not sorry variety (which have since been deleted). On Tuesday, he told Good Morning America in a statement that "I've long struggled with my body image and have worked very hard to achieve a healthy weight. I'm incredibly sorry to everyone I’ve hurt."
The Travel Channel has yet to go on record saying whether or not this kerfuffle had anything to do with the show's postponement, or when it might eventually air.