Adam Richman, the television host of former show Man vs. Food, has become a cult hit in recent years. His new series Man Finds Food is “postponed indefinitely” after he sent abusive comments during an argument on Instagram.
Richman posted a picture on Instagram 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 …” He added the hashtag #thinspiration.
One Instagram user criticized him for using the tag, saying it “glorifies negative media self-imagery that being thin is better as opposed to any other body style.” Richman responded by writing “DILLIGAF”, which means “Does it look like I give a f***?”
To other critics he wrote, “Oh eat a bag of s***, dummy. No apology is coming. If it inspires someone to attain a healthy thinner body then that was what it was meant to do. Only f***up it seems was your dad’s choice to go without a condom,” and “grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
The comments have since been deleted, as have Richman’s subsequent apologies, where he wrote, “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.”
Now the Travel Channel, which was due to air his new show, has postponed the airing of his new show. The network has not commented on its reasons for the decision, instead stating simply, “Travel Channel is postponing the July 2 series premiere of Man Finds Food.”
Richman has made another public apology, issuing a statement to ABC News, “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.”