"I'm back," Rowe wrote in a 1500-word Facebook update on the situation Monday."Three days of press, five hours of sleep, four bottles of wine, a speech, a job offer, 5,000 form letters, and a couple of good-natured death threats. I’m sure [Gawker's Matt Hardigree's] a swell guy, but unfortunately, he’s so eager to report on a story that doesn’t exist he’s resorted to a career in fiction." Rowe also blasted a CBS report that links to the Jobs with Justice letter writing campaign. "Honestly Kevin, who gives a crap about your feelings toward Walmart? "[D]ozens of American factories are going to reopen all over the country.
For that 60-second spot, Rowe has faced a fiery backlash in the press and on social media.
And today, that’s also why Donald Trump is the President of the United States.” Rowe went on to criticize the disunity the election results have caused, and discredited those who believe Trump supporters are “racist, xenophobic, and uneducated misogynists.” “Who tosses away a friendship over an election?
Are my friends turning into those mind-numbingly arrogant celebrities who threaten to move to another country if their candidate doesn’t win? “Are my friends now convinced that people they’ve known for years who happen to disagree with them politically are not merely mistaken — but evil, and no longer worthy of their friendship?
On “Dirty Jobs,” he worked as a good-humored apprentice on a series of unglamorous jobs from boiler repairman to abandoned mine plugger. Mike's new show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” premiered last year on CNN and is now in its second season.
Before creating “Dirty Jobs”, Rowe was a chronic freelancer, holding more jobs than anyone around.
His performing career began as an opera singer turned late night QVC pitchman.