Adam Richman Calls Woman a Cunt, Suggests Suicide Over a Hashtag

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  1. Diogenes1

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    source:http://jezebel.com/adam-richman-calls-woman-a-cunt-suggests-suicide-over-1593588613

    Adam Richman, former host of the food orgy known as Man Vs. Food, has recently slimmed down and has made the rounds of TV and print media discussing his healthy new lifestyle and hot new body. He's also recently called a woman on Instagram who he didn't agree with a cunt. Because he's not just a celebrity, he's a person.

    If you visit Adam Richman's twitter now (he's looking good! Congratulations!), you will see that the top tweet is an apology of sorts. A half-hearted "I'm sorry" and then another tweet saying something about how being a celebrity is hard. He's not wrong. Being a celebrity is hard, especially when you can't respond to internet strangers without resorting to misogyny and suggestions of suicide.

    Recently, Richman posted a photo on his Instagram documenting his weight loss. It's a great picture but some viewers had a problem with one of Richman's tags: #Thinspiration. While Richman can, of course, post whatever he wants, when one is a public figure one should expect that some people might not be pleased with the choices you make. And Richman can, of course, politely ignore and block dissenting views, but he chose to go another way. Because being a celebrity is hard.

    More reasons why thinspiration is problematic can be found here, here, and here. Needless to say, it's not a term that's controversial for no reason.

    Adipose Activist also points out on her blog that the tag #thinspiration is one that Instagram keeps behind a content advisory, asking users to agree to view graphic and adult images. With that in mind, one of Adipose Activist's followers tried to explain to Richman why his use of the tag was wrong. The original comment was deleted, but this is how Richman responded:

    After this comment, Adipose Activist posted to her own Instagram asking her followers to explain to Richman why the term was so controversial. Yes, it was an internet pile-on and it may not be the best way to do things, but neither is referring to followers as cunts or telling them to eat a bag of shit, both things that Richman did in subsequent comments:

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    richmond did the right thing. #thinspo
     
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    Good for him. Now let's just hope he doesn't cave and go on an apology tour.
     
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    he hawks walmart steaks and there aren't any socially conscious walmart steak eaters.
     
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    ps: we need to chill out over the word cunt. it's a great word.
     
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    True
     
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    Oops sorry for dbl post of pics...
     
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    I like watching Women vs Matt Hughes' Cock.
     
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    Doesn't he fuck guys?
     
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    He doesn't do gay porn anymore. :fail:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:jj:
     
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    I work with a British dude, and he uses it all the time. Its a lot more common across the pond.

    The reason I can't stand the word, actually, is because said British dude has this little doppleganger in the office who uses it so much (to impress him) that it has lost all meaning and emphasis now.
     
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    Adam was more fun doing food challenges.
     
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    Adipose Activist? Fuck that fat bitch. I hate "Fat Activists" who, instead of working on losing weight, try to convince people that being fat is beautiful. And this is coming from a fat guy who is trying to lose weight.
     
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    Just finished reading. I don't know if respect is the correct word, but I appreciate what he wrote. Celebrities always seem to speak like politicians, and it is refreshing to hear this.

    On a separate note, I have worked with and done research many children with eating disorders, and I wasn't sure what "thinspiration" actually meant. I suppose I can understand why someone deeply rooted in the anorexic/bulimic world would have disliked what he said, but it seems pretty clear that he isn't supporting said philosophies, and just was unaware of the connotation. She probably just should have sucked it up, or perhaps acted a little less cunty about it.

    Eating disorders are terrible and tragic. However, I can see where Richman perceives this as just a woman trying to diminish his achievement.
     
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    here's a reason to apologize.
     
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    How dare he fat shame that fat cunt!!!! :bigcry: :ublob:
     
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    This makes me love Adam Richman even more :wub:
     
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    I hope to God he doesn't apologize. I lost a lot of respect the first time I saw him on a Walmart commercial. This gained some back. If he apologizes, he's dead to me.
     
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