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Food Network disowns host over abortion stance: ‘We regret giving him - a platform’

Posted: Sep 7th, 2021 - 4:34 am

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 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.”

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