The new TV show "Man Finds Food" was scheduled to debut on July 2, but has been axed before its premiere because the host, Adam Richman, told a woman on Instagram that she should kill herself.
The bizarre incident began when Richman posted a picture of himself and bragged about his weight loss on Instagram last week, reports Mediaite.com.
He included "#thinspiration" with his picture, but was asked by a female Instagram user not to use that hashtag as it is apparently used by people with eating disorders to cheer each other on into losing more weight.
According to blogger Adipose Activist, Richman responded with "DILLIGAF," an abbreviation for "Do I look like I give a f---?"
The conversation on Instagram quickly got worse with Richman using the F-word and C-word to the woman: “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 f------ break. If anyone acts like a c--- I'll call them one. It's not misogyny, it's calling a spade a spade… if my use of the hashtag offended you, it was unintentional & for that I'm sorry.”
Richman later added, “Seriously — grab a razor blade & draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
Richman eventually posted an apology, which has been removed as have all of his Instagram insults, which can still be seen at Adipose Activist.
The Travel Channel announced today that it is indefinitely postponing “Man Finds Food” following Richman's comments on Instagram, noted The Wrap.
The enthusiastic host wrote on his Facebook page, “The show will not be airing on July 2. Still waiting for a airing date for the show. Stay tune (sic) MFF fans!”
Sources: The Wrap, Mediaite.com, Adipose Activist