Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman's New Series Following Sexist Rant & We Couldn't Be Prouder
You really can't say this wasn't deserved. According to the Washington Post, Travel Channel has pulled Adam Richman's upcoming series Man Finds Food from their schedule in the wake of Richman's gross Instagram rant, in which he told a woman to commit suicide. Seriously. Like I said — you really can't say this wasn't deserved.
The drama began last month, as we previously reported: Richman posted a selfie on his Instagram (now deleted) to highlight some recent weight loss, with a caption reading, "Had ordered this suit from a Saville Row tailor over a year ago. Think I’m gonna need to take it in a little… #Victory #EyesOnThePrize #AnythingIsPossible #fitness #transformation #thinspiration." When a commenter politely explained to him why the term "thinspiration" is detrimental, and is commonly used within pro-eating disorders circles, he responded with the following brush-off comment: "DILLIGAF?" A.K.A., "does it look like I give a f**k?"
In response, an anti-size discrimination blogger, Amber (you can check out her blog, where she details the exchange with Richman, here) posted on Richman's Instagram comments and asked her followers to detail to him why "thinspiration" is not a term anyone should use. The comments from Richman that followed are astonishingly gross, and Amber screencapped a good chunk of them as proof to post on her blog. Amongst them...
Yep. Richman has released an apology following the release of the comments in which he said he understands his remarks were "inexcusable" and "unacceptable," but telling someone to kill themselves so graphically isn't exactly something a public apology in Us Weekly is going to fix — so, understandably, Travel Channel pulled the series from the schedule just one day before its set July 2 debut, and has given no update on when, if ever, the show will actually air. In other words, it's basically been canceled.
It's a strong statement for the network to make, and a great one at that: Richman is one of their most highly-rated personalities (as the host of Man v. Food, Best Thing I Ever Ate, etc.), so canning his show means a loss of profit — the fact that they're still standing up to not supporting his vile comments is commendable. Bravo, Travel Channel.
As for Richman — hopefully now, he's really learned from his gross mistakes.