Host Of ‘Man Vs.Food’ Has Announced He’s Gone Vegan. I’ve Never Felt So Betrayed, Ashamed

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I thought about writing this as an obituary for Adam Richman, the once revered host of ‘Man vs. Food’ whose career took a nosedive after he asked a fan to slit his wrists on Instagram, and has since retreated to a life of soccer and veganism. But that didn’t seem right, because I like to think there’s still hope for the man who used to quite every hot wings contest he’d enter, but who could put down steak and burritos with the best of us. I know what you’re thinking: ‘This man went VEGAN! Cast him into the sea with the rest of the punks who make better gatherers than hunters!’ To that I say ‘NO’, we’re just all going to have to reach out to him on social media and let him know the error of his ways.

There is some (crappy) logic to what drove Adam Richman to becoming a vegan: he’s currently training for ‘Soccer Aid 2015’, a British charity event that raises money for UNICEF. Apparently whenever Mr. Richman trains for ‘football’ (seriously, he calls soccer ‘football) he goes vegan for extended periods of time. My one hiccup here with dumping all over him is that both me and Adam root for the same team, the greatest team in the goddamn world: The Tottenham Hotspurs (COYS!). So I’d hate to kick a fellow fan when he’s lost his way along the path, and I feel some sort of moral obligation to get this once-great MoFo eating meat again…. ‘Tofush and Chips’?!?! Isn’t that classified as ‘blasphemy’ in England?

Adam Richman has already been vegan for THREE MONTHS!!!! He talked about about his stupid life decision in an interview with the UK’s Guardian:

For a man who is still best known for shoveling oozing racks of barbeque ribs and burgers bigger than most adult heads on Man Versus Food, however, this is probably the next most shocking statement.

“I’ve been vegan for the past three months,” he says of his responsible new relationship with food.

It’s a diet he only adheres to, he says, when he’s training for his other big love: football. He’s currently gearing up to take part in Soccer Aid, a UNICEF celebrity event which has raised upwards of £15million for the children’s charity. One of UNICEF’s big initiatives for 2015 is to reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

That’s it. Cancel this man’s show and hire this bro IMMEDIATELY:

Here’s some more of the pigeon food that Adam Richman’s been munching on:

However, even though Adam Richman’s been a strict vegan for three weeks there’s hope for him yet:

“Now does that mean I’m not going to have a steak? No I absolutely will when I want to, but it’s just about picking and choosing my spots, and when I want to have that cow and I wanna have that bacon, I’m going to make it count, I’m going to make it great quality,” he continues.

I’ll believe it when I see, and not seeing him share pictures of FAKE FISH AND CHIPS, which might be the most offensive thing imaginable. I feel betrayed by this man, this once great meat eater who’s renounced the old ways.

[The Independent UK]