Anthony Bourdain made millions travelling around the world to uncivilized uncultured countries, and eating the primitive poor third world foods...
I'm surprised your accurate observation, bernadette, has gone right over the heads of everyone on this thread.
You are correct!
And it's interesting to see that the MSM has practically forgotten what his food shows were all about for YEARS.
His travel/food installments took the MSM into remote corners of the 3rd world where thousands of obscure, simple people met him in their home environs. His whole shtick was practicing humility by meeting poor people on their level and honoring their dignity by deigning to enjoy their food and culture, BTW a very liberal thing to do. He brought those people a small taste of affluence and helped them to believe that they are dignified and validated in their simple ways. Those simple people probably thought they had the great honor of meeting a "star" in person when they would have had no chance of ever meeting one if Bourdain had not come to town.
And now what do they think? They've been victimized and marginalized by the rich and powerful on a daily basis, but here comes Anthony Bourdain pretending
to be friendly, pretending
to care, pretending to be different, pretending
to try and make a difference, pretending
to make the world more understanding, pretending
to make the world a better place. Really? So then he commits suicide? So that turns all his pretending into pretentiousness, i.e., dishonesty. While they had wanted to believe he was not like all the rest; he was somehow different, now they know it was all a big game at their expense and just a more insidious way to VICTIMIZE them! He was LYING all along. His whole career was one big FAKE.
This malefactor has scandalized the world.
What could all these poor people he visited say? "So this is what being a 'star' comes to in the end, self-destruction? He met us, and he pretended to enjoy our hospitality, but now it certainly looks like he really hated to meet us and he had a bad experience with us."
From now on, anyone going to remote 3rd world places attempting to be friendly is going to be suspect.
It's going to be all the more difficult for us to be believable. No one is going to be eager to trust what we say.
Traveling to remote places is going to be an uphill battle now.
Anthony Bourdain has done his part to ruin the world for outreach programs, tourists and missionaries.