The Food Network Response
May 11, 2011 § 17 Comments
The Food Network has responded. Un-fucking-believable. They’ve had hundreds of comments and probably almost as many emails, yet they intend to air the show. People have threatened to stop watching ALL shows on the Food Network because of it. Yet, they still don’t care.
We understand there is growing concern about an upcoming episode of Top Chef Canada that is set to air Monday May 16th on Food Network Canada. Some viewers have noted their belief that the use of horse meat in a culinary challenge on the show is controversial. Please be assured it is not our intention to offend our viewers. The challenge in this episode involves having the competitors create a truly authentic, traditional French menu. One of the most traditional French foods is horsemeat. Horsemeat is also considered a delicacy in many cultures around the world. While we understand that this content may not appeal to all viewers, Food Network Canada aims to engage a wide audience, embracing different food cultures in our programming. We thank you for expressing your concerns.
Food Network Canada
And BTW, we don’t think “the use of horse meat in a culinary challenge on the show is controversial“. We think it’s fucking stupid. You are basically telling anyone who watches the show that it is acceptable and healthy to eat horse meat. You’re telling people you don’t care about the ecological disaster that accompanies horse slaughter. You’re telling people, horse owners, that you don’t fucking care what they think.
Good going ASSHOLES.