Anthony Cumia Of ‘Opie And Anthony’ Fired After Racist Twitter Rant
Anthony Cumia went on a racist Twitter rant, claiming a black woman assaulted him in Times Square. Among his bon mots was referring to blacks as “animals.” Patrick Reilly, Senior Vice President of Communications, issued a statement to Buzzfeed.
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. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.
But Cumia is unrepentant, as he doesn’t believe he has erred in any way.
Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for shit that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal. So, who’s next?
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 4, 2014
I wouldn’t apologize. I’m not sorry. Talk to you all after a great summer! — Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 4, 2014
Some of the Tweets of support from his racist, sexist fans have been removed.
@AnthonyCumia Female privilege at it’s finest.
— Adam (@skysamfreeman) July 2, 2014