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Racial Slur! Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Removed From Shows Over Remarks

//travel channel’s andrew Zimmern disciplined over insensitivity

Dec. 29 2018, Published 4:03 p.m. ET

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Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from his prime time Travel Channel slot.

The move came after he made insensitive racial remarks.

Zimmern criticized 'horses*** restaurants masquerading as Chinese food' while promoting his latest restaurant in an interview last week.

Now the The Discovery, Inc. network has pushed both 'Bizarre Foods' and 'The Zimmern List' to Saturday morning slots.

It is understood that filming has stopped on both shows and may now not continue.

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While on Fast Company promoting his new Midwestern Chinese restaurant chain, 'Little Cricket', the James Beard Award-winning chef blasted Chinese-American restaurateurs.

"I think I'm saving the souls of all the people from having to dine at these horses*** restaurants masquerading as Chinese food that are in the Midwest," he said.

A rep from the Travel Channel said that the chef's remaining episodes have been regulated as a result.

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Zimmern apologized for his remarks via Facebook.

He wrote: "The upset that is felt in the Chinese American community is reasonable, legitimate and understandable, and I regret that I have been the one to cause it. That is the very last thing I would ever want to do."

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