James Martin quits social media
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 October 2020
'Saturday Kitchen' chef James Martin has quit social media after trolls left "vile comments" after a virtual cooking show experienced technical difficulties
James Martin has quit social media.
The 48-year-old TV chef decided to take a break from the internet after trolls left negative comments following technical difficulties during an online masterclass.
He took to Instagram to apologise to his fans who reportedly spent £35 for their tickets, writing: "Having seen some of the comments posted online regarding last night’s cook along and the anger towards me given the technical issues that the production team were having, I would like to apologise again for this and I will be chasing up with Live Nation, the production company IT team and all the people they hired, to find out the problem.
"Having said that, this is small comfort to some of you online who are quite rightly angry at me. promise I will be speaking to them tomorrow, I wasn’t involved in the IT side of things and know little about it but I will get all the issues raised and sorted as much as I possibly can immediately. (sic)"
The 'Saturday Kitchen' star went on to announce he will be taking some time off from social media after he received some "vile comments".
He continued: ‘It’s unfortunate they didn’t use my team that makes the Saturday show to do this but, as you can imagine, it was all out of my hands.
"To the rest of you who had a good night, thank you but due to the large amount of vile comments posted directly towards me, this will be my last post as I will be taking a break from posting personally and all social media for the foreseeable future. (sic)"
However, James' loyal fans were quick to stick up for him and shared his anger but reminded him to look on the bright side,
One wrote: "You are my fav chef on TV. I will so miss your posts, they cheer me up with your positivity in these dark times.
"Remember.. when it’s raining look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars! To all those trolls.. if you can’t say something nice don’t say nothing at all! Xx. (sic)"
Another said: "To the people who were vile to James, this is another person who is lovely and heartfelt with everything he does and again its you lot who are hurting others because you feel superior on your phone or keyboard. PLEASE STOP, honestly! (sic)"