Adam Richman may be proud of his recent weight loss, but the TV personality is currently making headlines for nasty comments he made on his personal Instagram account.
Since his expletive-filled rant became public, the network has pulled Adam's upcoming series, Man Finds Food, from their schedule.
Though they confirmed the postponement, a spokesperson from the channel did not say whether the actor's comments had anything to do with the decision.
The uproar against Adam began when the host showed off his 40 lb. weight loss with a picture on Instagram. He captioned the photo: "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 wrote, using the hashtag #thinspiration."
According to the 40-year-old, he did not realize the word "thinspiration" has negative connotations and is very popular in pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia circles.
When one of his followers pointed this out, Adam responded with "DILLIGAF?" (Do I Look Like I Give a F**k). Needless to say, it sparked outrage online.
One user wrote the hashtag "glorifies negative media self-imagery that being thin is better as opposed to any other body style.”
Another said, “Maybe realize that you aren’t being ‘trolled,’ but that you upset actual human beings.”
Based on screen-grabs taken by XOJane, Adam didn't back down, responding to the above comment with: “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 [expletive] break.”
He also told another critic to “Grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
Adam released an official statement to Good Morning America on Tuesday to address the controversy.
“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.”
The Travel Channel did not give an approximate date of when or if Man Finds Food will premiere. It was originally supposed to air on July 2.
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