Robin Thicke isn’t the only celebrity who had a very bad day/week on social media.
Adam Richman, who was once famous for eating a lot, is now trying to be even more famous for not eating so much. He somehow got slimmer through diet and exercise and proceeded to post pics on Instagram documenting his progress with the hashtag #thinspiration.
Apparently, that tag doubles as a meme in “the pro-anorexia community”, and when an Instagrammer pointed this fact out to him he asked her, by way of an acronym, whether he looked like he might give a f*ck.
Richman used a particularly bad four-letter word to refer to the woman and wrote to another commenter: “Seriously, grab a razor blade and draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.”
There was more, but we don’t want to glorify it with a cut and paste.
Yesterday The Food Network announced that Richman’s upcoming show Man Finds Food, which was supposed to premiere tomorrow, would be “postponed” and another show run in its place. This morning Richman, who posted and then deleted a couple of apology tweets and Instagram comments, released this one to Good Morning America:
“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.”
Ah yes: the self-defensive apology. Not sure that will work.