Walmart has decided to keep Adam Richman, the spokesperson for their new steak and ground beef line, in its advertising campaign following his social media controversy. In the advertisements, which run on both YouTube and national television, Richman doles out advice on how to cook, serve, and eat meat.
Walmart’s decision may come as a surprise to some, since the megastore immediately dropped dropped Paula Deen following her controversy. At the moment, Walmart has made no comment on the decision to keep Richman on.
Walmart’s decision comes on the heels of Richman being dropped from the Travel Channel, which announced earlier this week that it was postponing Adam Richman’s new show, Man Finds Food. The announcement followed controversy on Instagram where Richman used offensive language with one follower, and suggested that another commit suicide.
The show’s future is still uncertain. A CNN article revealed that the network has decided to postpone Man Finds Food indefinitely. However, the show’s team has shown on its Facebook page that they remain hopeful for a release date soon.