The Food Network is dumping a big, bitter cup of politics into its recipe, trying to “cancel” a comedian who has been popular on its food-entertainment platform.
“My views represent the beliefs of half of this country,” shot back podcaster and comedian Josh Denny, 38-year-old former host of Food Network’s Ginormous Food, a comedic take on U.S. restaurants that serve huge portions.
After the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal by abortion providers against a sweeping Texas abortion ban that went into effect on Sept. 1, Denny posted a tweet celebrating the ban. As usual on Twitter, a leftist Twitstorm ensued.
This prompted the Network to bravely, nobly throw its entertainer under the “woke” bus with a message “pinned” to the top of its Twitter page:
“For those asking: Our working relationship with Josh Denny ended years ago and we removed all episodes he hosted at that time,” the Food Network said in a statement. “His views do not reflect our company values and we regret giving him a platform.”
Denny called that hypocrisy: “If you regret having ever given me a platform, how about you send me a check for the 10s of millions of dollars my show made for your network(s)?” he tweeted. “You knew my views and my style of comedy when you hired me.”
Denny told The Daily Wire that he knows his humor might be offensive to some people, but continues to point out the essential link between free speech and comedy.
“I think everyone has horribly misunderstood me: I’m totally pro-choice,” reads one Denny tweet. “As long as the unborn babies are given AR-15’s to defend themselves, I’m fine with you going in there.”