Alton Brown, Food Fight »
Over the past few weeks, Alton Brown’s been traveling the country doing book signings and press interviews to promote his new book Good Eats 2: The Middle Years. He’s said a lot of interesting things to a lot of interesting people, but nothing sent the mainstream media into a tizzy like the interview where he called the show Man Vs. Food “disgusting.”
“That show is about gluttony, and gluttony is wrong. It’s wasteful. I think it’s an embarrassment,” Alton said.
Moments after the interview broke, Adam Richman ran to Twitter to whine like a little girl about his hurt feelings. He wrote: “Alton Brown: MvF is about indulgence-NOT gluttony-& has brought loads of biz to Mom-n-Pop places. You were my hero, sir. No more. This is not to start some foolish Twitter feud. Merely my hurt response to insults hurled my way from the man who inspired me.” Quick! Someone dial 9-1-1! This man needs a waaaambulance!
At the end of the day, Alton Brown is right. Man vs Food is gluttonous, not indulgent. Are you confused about the two? Here are a few photos to help you make sense of it all:
I’ve watched Man vs. Food and Richman seems like an intelligent, fun guy. But let’s call a spade a spade: the show IS disgusting, and that’s why people watch. It’s not about indulging; Richman’s challenges crossed that line a long time ago. He played the “indulgence” card because it was all had, but there’s nothing indulgent about repeatedly eating until you’re physically uncomfortable and sweat is pouring down your anguished face. That’s just stupidity.
And one more thing:
Adam Richman has to stop flashing those stupid MVF gang signs at the end of every episode. I don’t know if he’s happy about eating his his whole hamburger, or if he just made plans to carjack my grandmother.
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