Padma Lakshmi defends filming 'Top Chef' in Houston after Texas' passing of anti-abortion law

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"Top Chef" host, co-judge and producer Padma Lakshmi addressed the backlash on Twitter after fans called out the series for filming in Texas, which just passed its new controversial anti-abortion law.
Padma Lakshmi is defending "Top Chef"s choice to film its 19th season in Houston, Texas.

The Bravo show's host, co-judge and producer addressed the backlash on Twitter after fans called out the series for filming in the state that just passed its new controversial anti-abortion law.

"Texans are up against so much right now- a hateful anti-abortion bill, erasure of voting rights, and a humanitarian & Constitutional crisis at the border. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. Its govt & the majority of its ppl oppose @GovAbbott's heinous bills," Lakshmi expressed. "Our show highlights the small businesses that hire the very same women, BIPOC ppl & low-income folks that these laws harm most."

She continued, "Our show highlights the small businesses that hire the very same women, BIPOC ppl & low-income folks that these laws harm most. Only 11% of Americans believe that…
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