This is Tabitha Brown being honest.
After the Cuisine Network shifted her culinary show It’s CompliPlated from a primetime slot to Tuesdays at 1 pm, the vegan food sensation, renowned for her cheerful videos on TikTok, offered an honest statement on Instagram.
She added, “I know I’ve mentioned this before, but for some reason, people just don’t seem to believe me, right.” Nothing—not a corporation, not a network, not even another human being, not any physical location or object—will ever alter the essential nature of my being.
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That was followed by, “I’m not going to change,” Tabitha Brown said. “I won’t adjust my stance even slightly to please your readers. I will not alter my speech pattern for the sake of your ease. Nothing can convince me to alter my mind.”
Forget about it; we’re not meant to be if that doesn’t cut it for you. I also don’t want to conduct business with you if I bring it to your notice that, Wait, I don’t like how this feels; I feel like you’re trying to alter me or erase my personality or my culture,” and you get offended about that instead of hearing me from the heart “She went on.
Therefore, “my new program, It’s complicated,” will now air on Food Network on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm ET instead of Thursdays at 9:00 pm ET.
Tabitha Brown, 43, said she had to overcome “a lot of hurdles and roadblocks to get to my freedom” in the description of the Instagram image.
Her message avoided openly criticizing Food Network, but she did offer thanks to those who share her vision.
I want to express my gratitude to all my business partners who accept me for who I am. I see folks who don’t appreciate me for who I am but instead see just what I can accomplish for them. She wrote those words.
Following its first two-episode run on Thursdays at 9 pm, It’s CompliPlated was shifted to a midday slot.
According to a person in the business world who spoke with PEOPLE, “It is routine practice for networks to shuffle low-rated programs around the schedule to increase viewership. Some have speculated that Tabitha Brown’s audience would respond better to her in the daytime rather than the crowded Thursday nights at 9 pm time slot.”
In a statement sent to PEOPLE, a Food Network spokesman said, “Tabitha Brown’s vitality and fresh outlook are why we’ll keep backing. It’s complicated. So that our most devoted viewers, including those on the lookout for vegan options, may catch the show, we’ve relocated it to our midday cooking block.”
The North Carolina native and mother of two landed in Los Angeles in 2016 and made the transition to a vegan diet. A year later, a Facebook video showing her reviewing the TTLA sandwich (tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado) from Whole Foods went viral and catapulted her to fame.
Tabitha Brown received a call from Whole Foods within a few days, and he soon became an advocate for the company. After joining TikTok during the epidemic, she was recognized as one of the platform’s top creators in 2020, and her Facebook fan base grew. She also appeared in the television shows Will & Grace and The Chi.
She ventured into the vegan restaurant business late last year with the opening of Kale My Name in Encino, California.
Tabitha Brown, though, is most impressive in her video content. Anyone who has seen one knows that she is not only an expert in preparing tasty, accessible vegan versions of her favorite Southern meals but also a master at nourishing the souls of her viewers with her optimistic teachings and positive affirmations of self-love.
During the epidemic, a large number of people learned about me. And when I saw that the soul was more important than the stomach in a period of great need, I recognized that the soul needed to be nourished. Last September, Tabitha Brown revealed this to PEOPLE. I aimed to aid others in rediscovering “pleasure, freedom, love, and happiness.”