Nasty rant costs Adam Richman upcoming show 'Man Finds Food'
Adam Richman's upcoming series "Man Finds Food" has been postponed indefinitely, a week after his expletive-filled rant on Instagram made headlines, reported Washington Post.
The plug was pulled by network Travel Channel just a day before the show was scheduled to air on Wednesday.
The American host was called out by a critic for misusing the hashtag #thinspiration in an Instagram post showing him being proud of his recent weight loss.
But according to XOJane, #thinspiration is popular in pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia circles - problematic because it encourages unhealthy starving or purging to become skinny.
When the critic pointed this out to Richman, he responded: "Does it look like I give a f***?"
In a later exchange, he suggested one user should kill himself: “Grab a razor and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
When asked to apologise, Richman told another: "Oh eat a bag of shit, dummy. No apology is coming."
Richman has deleted his post and replies and apologised at least twice, reported Huffington Post.
He said: “Yes. I’ve responded to Internet hate recently with vile words directed at those hating me. I am sorry, I should know better & will do better.
"Instead of responding to hurtful comments with compassion, I lashed out in anger. I’m not asking for sympathy, but rather understanding and forgiveness.
"I can say with certainty that I’m taking a deep look at myself and I’m incredibly sorry to everyone I’ve hurt.”
But the critic at XOJane said the apology was insincere.
She said Richman, in the comments section of his apology, suggested people were being oversensitive and pandered to his fans instead.
Sources: Washington Post, XOJane, Huffington Post