Man vs crude: TV host dumped for social media meltdown

Adam Richman

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TV personality Adam Richman attends the 23rd annual Super Bowl Party With a Purpose at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Feb. 1, 2014 in New York City.

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by CNN

CNN

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

(CNN) -- The Travel Channel pulled Adam Richman's new show after the "Man vs. Food" star ranted on social media. Richman, who has recently been showing off his 60-pound weight loss on Instagram, used the hashtag #thinspiration on a recent post.

After a commenter informed him that the term is highly sensitive and often used by young women cheering on each others' potentially dangerous attempts at weight loss, Richman responded with a tirade that included a suggestion that the person attempt suicide.

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 Adam Richman's Instagram posts at the center of the controversy (Photo: CNN/Instagram)

Richman's new show, "Man Finds Food" was slated for a July 2 premiere on the Travel Channel, but has been pulled indefinitely from the lineup. Richman has issued an apology that stated in part: "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."

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