Adam Richman's Travel Channel Show Delayed After Online Tiff
July 02, 2014
The Travel Channel is delaying the new series Man Finds Food after its star's online war of words.
The channel said Tuesday that Adam Richman's show has been postponed indefinitely, but it didn't explain why. Man Finds Food was to debut Wednesday.
The channel's move came days after the slimmed-down Richman posted his photo on Instagram with the hashtag "thinspiration."
Some who viewed it accused Richman of glorifying negative body images. His response to one was to "grab a razor blade" in a bathtub, an apparent reference to suicide.
In a statement, Richman apologized for what he called "inexcusable remarks."
According to Variety, Richman had also apologized via Twitter, writing: "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." The tweet, though, no longer appears on his page.
Richman also starred in Man v. Food for the Travel Channel. He showed off his weight loss in a semi-nude photo in this month's British edition of Cosmopolitan.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., native received his bachelor's degree from Emory University. He also has a master's from the Yale School of Drama.
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