July 5, 2014 11:05 am -

Anthony Cumia, formerly of Opie and Anthony, must suddenly realize that his racist Twitter rant was nothing to be proud of. Funny, in that only 24 hours ago, he was defending it. Actually, it’s not funny at all.

A day after he was pulled off the air for his racist Twitter rant, shock jock Anthony Cumia has finally deleted the firing offense.

By Saturday morning, the string of offensive tweets was removed from Cumia’s Twitter account. For two days the “Opie and Anthony” host refused to take them down.

SiriusXM fired Cumia — who earns about $3 million a year — over the now-missing tweets Friday.

This all started when Cumia claimed he was assaulted by a black woman in Times Square.

In his tweets, he called her a “c–t” and a “savage” and wrote that he hoped someone would shoot her.
Actor Bryan Cranston poses with Cumia. His show just celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Actor Bryan Cranston poses with Cumia. His show just celebrated its 20-year anniversary.

Then, he argued that the woman was a racist — apparently, she called him a “white motherf—-r” as she clobbered him, he claimed.

“It’s really open season on white people in this day and age,” Cumia wrote. “No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist. The predators know this. Good luck.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Radio Host Erases Racist Twitter Rant That Got Him Fired

  1. Orrin Cratch July 5th, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Silly, silly Anthony. He hadn’t learned that you can’t erase the Internet!

    • Anomaly 100 July 5th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Great minds think alike:-) I just said that on Twitter, too.

    • M D Reese July 5th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Really? I thought that when you wanted to get rid of Emails, you just shred them…

      • R.J. Carter July 5th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

        Somebody owes me a new keyboard! This one has White Peach Tea running along the keys now.

        • M D Reese July 5th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

          So sorry! I’ve gotten into the habit of covering my keyboard when I come here…

      • deckbose July 5th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

        Yeah, but they weren’t emails. They were tweets that have been printed far and wide across the web.

        • M D Reese July 5th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

          Oh my goodness! They’re going to need a team of “plumbers”.

  2. crc3 July 5th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Too bad she didn’t knock him out PERMANENTLY…

  3. labman57 July 5th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Too bad he can’t erase the racist, misogynistic beliefs from his own brain.

  4. M D Reese July 5th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    If that tweet is an example of his oratory style, then he is grossly overpaid. Wow–what an ass.

  5. Shades July 5th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I wonder why. Did he suffer a brief moment of sanity?

  6. fancypants July 5th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    All this must mean his ipad video wasn’t working to back-up his side of the story
    I guess a 3 million dollar paycheck is not enough to cover the phone expenses ?

  7. deckbose July 5th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I can’t wait for the disparaged young woman to come forward with her side of the incident. I have no doubt it will vary greatly from the Ant’s version.