Adam Richman Defends His Position On Walmart Beef

By: Amanda Crum - August 14, 2014

Adam Richman has made some controversial decisions lately, and one of them is getting some attention this week after a blogger called the former Travel Channel star out on it.

Richman’s Travel Channel show Man Finds Food was shelved after the star posted a rant on Twitter aimed at some followers who were upset over his use of the hashtag “thinspiration”–which is often associated with pro-anorexia groups–but he has found a new home at NBC with Food Fighters, and is also endorsing Walmart beef. The endorsement isn’t sitting well with blogger Alexander Villeneuve.

“Richman spun off his work as America’s most beloved binge eater into a job endorsing questionable food choices from Wal-Mart, disguised under the cloak of summer grilling tips courtesy of America’s largest retailer. In this paradoxical ad, a noticeably slimmer Richman uses his “burger lover” credentials to sell the public some of the artery-filling red meat he’s clearly been cutting back on,” Villeneuve wrote.

Richman has defended backing the retail giant’s products, saying he wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t something he believed in.

“People are going to hate if they’re going to hate, and I can’t control that. I met with ranchers, I met with the head of the beef program, I realized that they really have made profound steps to make their beef program a solid one,” he said. “If it were a product I didn’t believe in, if it were an approach I didn’t believe in, I wouldn’t do it.”

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  • The NFL Draft Guru

    Richman 1, self righteous blogger 0.

  • Fantasy Maker

    Money talks so of course he is going to defend Walmart. it’s the same as that fat pig racist Paula Dean serving up her fattening slop while being a paid spokesperson for some Diabetic Drug Company. They are all hypocrites but as long as the check clears, who cares-right?

    • jimsgimlet

      Paula Dean doesn’t eat that way anymore and does not advertise that she does, not
      since she was diagnosed with Diabetes. Because Adam advertises for Walmart is no big deal. Even someone that is diet conscience can still eat steak and burgers once in awhile. Even if you don’t eat beef who says you still can’t say they are good.

  • Fritz Von

    When you eat spicy food, take your jacket off. No one wants to see a sweaty guy at the table wearing a jacket.

    • Dora Glasberg

      Actually I hope the cover those sweaty armpits.

  • Duke LaCroix

    Blogger Alexander Villeneuve achieved his goal.

    He’s been referenced.

    Now, ignore the douchebag Villeneuve and get on with life!