7:34 AM PST 07/04/2014
by Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter
The host was dropped after making “racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media,” the satellite radio company said.
SiriusXM has fired Opie and Anthony host Anthony Cumia after he posted a series of racist remarks on Twitter earlier this week.
Patrick Reilly, senior vp of communications at the satellite radio company, wrote in a statement that the 53-year-old DJ’s posts were “abhorrent” and the host was fired on Thursday.
Earlier in the week, Cumia had tweeted about an incident where he alleged that an African American woman attacked him while he was taking pictures in New York City. The host used offensive words and made racist statements in the Twitter tirade, also adding: “She’s lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she’d be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me shit!”
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