The Wrap reports that the series has been pulled from the schedule a day before its July 2 premiere in light of series’ host Adam Richman’s (pictured above) provocative comments on Instagram.
Richman broke the news on Facebook writing:
“[Man Finds Food] will not be airing on July 2. Still waiting for a airing date for the show. Stay tune MFF fans!”
Travel Channel’s decision to pull the series comes after Richman attacked several individuals on social media site Instagram for their their criticism of his use of the hashtag #thinspiration.
Richman posted a photo a suit with 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…#thinspiration.”
When several Instagram users began calling Richman out for the use of the hashtag (the term is heavily associated with pro-anorexia groups), Richman went on the offense, lashing out against several users:
“Maybe you’ll acknowledge that just because someone is on TV, they are no less worthy of human kindness, respect, forgiveness or patience. Give me a f—ing break. If anyone acts like a c— I’ll call them one. It’s not misogyny, it’s calling a spade a spade…if my use of the hashtag offended you, it was unintentional & for that I’m sorry.”
Richman even went as far as telling one user to commit suicide:
“Grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
Richman later deleted the comments and issued a public apology.
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