Adam Richman’s New Show Pulled From Travel Channel In Wake Of Crude Instagram Rant – The Washington Post

Think Im gonna need to take it in a little he wrote, using the hashtag #thinspiration. Unbeknownst to Richman, that word is extremely sensitive. According to an XOJane essay by Amber Sarah detailing the Richman incident, thinspiration is very popular in pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia circles, generally consisting of pictures of emaciated bodies. Amber writes that a friend of hers was upset when Richman used the phrase, and the friend tagged him in a comment that explained why. Richmans response to her friend : DILLIGAF? (Do I Look Like I Give an [Expletive]?) Things spiraled from there, as Ambers friend posted a screenshot of the comment, and fired back that the #thinspiration hashtag glorifies negative media self-imagery that being thin is better as opposed to any other body style. Others, including Amber, noticed her photo, and started writing to Richman saying they were also offended by the #thinspiration hashtag as well as his crude response. Maybe realize that you arent being trolled, but that you upset actual human beings, Amber wrote. Richman, via screengrabs from Amber on XOJane , apparently did not take too kindly to that criticism. Maybe youll acknowledge that just because someone is on TV, they are no less worthy of human kindness, respect, forgiveness or patienceGive me a [expletive] break, Richman wrote in part. If anyone acts like a [four letter word] Ill call them one. Its not misogyny, its calling a spade a spade.if my use of the hashtag offended you, it was unintentional & for that Im sorry. It got worse as others jumped in.

Original article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/06/30/adam-richmans-new-show-pulled-from-travel-channel-in-wake-of-crude-instagram-rant/

A Conversation With the Admiral of Rihanna’s Instagram Navy

Do you know if Rihanna ever tried to get the name back? I tried to contact her via Twitter direct message (she follows me there) but she didn’t reply back, also she used to prefer the @badgalriri username which was more creative. How often would you search the “Rihanna” Instagram name to see if it might be open? That time I used to search for it every 10 minutes, like all the time, but I used to do it only to see if my fan page was on a great spot of the list when searching for “Rihanna.” It wasn’t cheap instagram followers my intention to get the username. Do you know how many followers you’ve gained since you got “Rihanna”? When I got that username I had almost 80K followers, I was the most followed instagram account about her already. And you have 974k now, so you added almost a million followers since you got the name? Yes!

Original article here: http://gawker.com/a-conversation-with-the-admiral-of-rihannas-instagram-n-1596861238

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