SiriusXM fires ‘Opie and Anthony’ radio host Anthony Cumia after Twitter tirade

July 04 18:38 2014

SiriusXM announced on Friday that Anthony Cumia, a radio host on Opie and Anthony was canned following his racist comments on Twitter.

“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media,” senior vp of communications Patrick Reilly said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia wasn’t at all pleased about his termination and went right back to Twitter to let fans know. He wrote, “Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for s— that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal.”

The whole thing began when he took to Twitter to claim that he was attacked by an African American woman while in Times Square taking pictures earlier in the week.

After the attack, Cumia managed to take pictures of the woman while noting that she should be glad he is a “white legal gun owner or she’d be dead” and then said several other African Americans allegedly hassled him.

One of the pictures contained a wholly inappropriate barrage of descriptors aimed at the woman who allegedly assaulted him.


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