Radio Host Erases Racist Twitter Rant That Got Him Fired
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.”