Food Network is coming out swinging against one of its own after a viral Twitter war sparked by the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 vote to deny an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers in an attempt to block a Texas abortion bill that went into effect the same day.
Josh Denny — self-proclaimed “cancelled” comedian, podcaster and TV host — took to Twitter to respond to Wednesday’s news that effectively outlaws abortion in the state.
The 38-year-old former frontman of Food Network’s “Ginormous Food,” who describes himself as pro-life, posted a controversial thread celebrating the ban. He also used a slur while advising women to “calm down” — and said he disagreed that many women wouldn’t know they were pregnant within six weeks of conception.
The Twitterati backlash was swfit, as thousands of commenters loaded up his tweets with outrage, spurring Denny to respond: “Your freedom to be offended is commensurate to my freedom to offend you.”
Food Network took to social media to clarify its stance on the Philadelphia native’s controversial comedy — with a message that was “pinned” to its official 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 announced in the statement. “His views do not reflect our company values and we regret giving him a platform.
Meanwhile, Denny declared hypocrisy on behalf of his former employers’ attempt to distance themselves from his signature brand of button-pushing humor.
“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. My views represent the beliefs of half of this country.”
Denny told The Daily Wire that he understands his jokes might be offensive to some — but offered up the oft-repeated comic’s mantra in his defense: “Nothing is off limits” when it comes to comedy.
“I think everyone has horribly misunderstood me: I’m totally pro-choice,” Denny quipped in one tweet. “As long as the unborn babies are given AR-15’s to defend themselves, I’m fine with you going in there.”
“Ginormous Food”— which showcased restaurants serving America’s most gluttonous, oversized portions — premiered in January 2017 and ran for 24 episodes. He is currently the creator and host of “Next Week Tonight,” a “future news” program, which premiered in 2021 on the far-right online outlet Censored.TV.
This isn’t the first time Denny’s tweets have landed him in hot water with social media watchdogs. In 2018, he created quite the viral stir when he refused to apologize for this tweet: “‘Straight White Male’ has become this century’s N-Word. It’s used to offend and diminish the recipient based on assumption and bias. No difference in the usage.”
When called out for his inflammatory words, he admitted at the time that it was “very incendiary” — but refused to apologize.
“I take responsibility for it,” he said at the time. “I said those things.”
Original Article: https://nypost.com/2021/09/06/food-network-disowns-host-josh-denny-over-abortion-stance/
18 thoughts on “‘Ginormous Food’ host disowned by Food Network over pro-life abortion stance”
It’s too bad that pro-choice advocate’s parents didn’t feel the same way..
Ok for you, Food Network; now YOU deserve to go down in flames! You ignominious cowards!
Ok for you, Food Network! Now you too deserve to go down in flames! You ignominious cowards!
Guess what? I just DISOWNED Food Network and any and everything associated with the network.
I never watch Food Network..It should be called the Bobby Flay/Guy Fieri Channel.. 12-14 hours straight of either of them? No way.I’ll stick with the cooking channel.
I like this guy. Like Neal Bortz said you do not have the right to not be offended in this country.
When you choose life, you lift yourself above evil! Pro choice and pro abortion is an evil done to the most innocent!
Right On. 🙏🇺🇸😊
Just ONE more reason to not watch Food Network.
I never watch Food Network. Their products actually are horrible! They’re all made in CHINA and break easily.
I gave up on them years ago!
Food Network should be ashamed of itself. This is NOT Communist China! Here in America we have a Constitution that affords the right of Freedom of Speech. What is wrong with current day Americans who think that people who defend the God-given rights of Life to the unborn are wrong?
According to the First Amendment of the Constitution everyone has a right to speak their mind without other people firing them, disown in them or making them pay for what they believe. Of course you know that Christian are going to oppose pro-abortion we do not believe an innocent child should be killed and that’s what you do when you abort your baby. One day if you finally come to the truth that Jesus Christ did do the things the Bible said and you make it to heaven you will come face-to-face with the child you aborted. Play God blessed Texas and any other state that follows their lead.
Absolutely disgusting! EVERYONE has a right to their opinion, and should not be fired from their job because of using their opinion! Free speech is our right as an individual. Food Network is another company that is folding to the left, in support of Communism for our country, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Thank you Food Network for turning me on to Censored TV. Thanks again
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