Cable Channel Yanks Show After Host's Social Media Rant TV Guide
After his cable show's planned premiere was pulled following a rant on social media, the show's host issued an apology Tuesday for what he called "inexcusable remarks" on Twitter and Instagram. TV Guide reports that Adam Richman made the apology after Travel Channel postponed his new show, "Man Finds Food."
"Last month, the former host of Travel Channel's gluttonous 'Man v. Food' showed off his shocking 70-pound weight loss in a mostly nude photoshoot for the July issue of Cosmopolitan. He also added a photo of his new body on Instagram with the hashtag #thinspiration, which didn't sit well with readers since the hashtag is often associated with eating disorders," the story reports.
"After negative comments began to pile up, Richman was quick to fight back. He went so far as to tell commenter to 'grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you,'" the report adds.
In a statement apologizing over the incident, Richman said Tuesday: "I'm incredibly sorry to everyone I've hurt. I've long struggled with my body image and have worked very hard to achieve a healthy weight."
"Man Finds Food" had been scheduled to premiere today on Travel Channel, but the cable channel announced Monday that it has been postponed -- with no new launch date announced.