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'Opie and Anthony' Host

FIRED Over Racially Charged Tweets

7/4/2014 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0704-anthony-greg-getty-01Anthony Cumia -- one half of popular radio duo "Opie and Anthony" -- was fired this morning for going on an online racial rant earlier this week.

For those who missed it ... Cumia called a black woman a "c*** animal" for allegedly punching him in the face while he took pictures of people in Times Square. He then went on an intense Twitter rant.

Anthony's now ex-bosses say they made the decision to fire him because the postings are "abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXm represents."

It's unclear if the show will be cancelled, or if Anthony will just be replaced. Opie and Anthony have been broadcasting together since 1995.

Cumia tweeted Friday, "“We are living in a strange backward world. Where people support the attacker & the victim is the villain.”

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ohboy    

Ah you liberals never cease to amaze me. Now c**t animal is racist. Duly noted.

55 days ago
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ria    

Can't stand a racist idiot. Coward.

55 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Hahaha Howard Stern wannabes

55 days ago
4.

Nefario    

Welcome to Obama's Amerika where the politically correct can take away your job for what you say anytime, anywhere.

55 days ago
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ohboy    

And yes, punching someone in the face for taking a picture of you makes you an ANIMAL.

55 days ago
6.

kdog    

**** his racist ass. It's plenty of radio Jocks that are respectful and don't say ignorant **** like that. Control ur feelings. U been on since 1995

55 days ago
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LisaL    

Not seeing what was racist about what he said. So he described black people as black? And he called himself white..... did he throw out some N bombs or something?? Not seeing how what he said was racist at all.

55 days ago
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Numapass    

C'mon Sirius - don't you pay these jocks to shock? And it's not even that shocking. What happened to a simple apology.

55 days ago
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Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

Was it proven that this black lady isn't a 'C**t Animal' maybe he was just stating a fact....

55 days ago
10.

Gia    

Oh my god get over it Freedom of speech Stop acting like animals

55 days ago
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FUTMZ    

Those terms aren't racist. "House monkey" is racist. Where is the "Violence Against Men" campaign?

Oh. There isn't one. Never mind.

55 days ago
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Lookyhere    

Did Sirius/xm say it was racist or did TMZ say it? I think he was fired for calling a woman a "C u n * Animal" on twitter. I want to know who brough up the racist charge.

55 days ago
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ohboy    

Just FYI, but after she punched him she said to him "White motherf***er." Sounds racist on her part. And let me remind you, that if I said "you black bitch" to a female, I'd be called racist. So don't even say she didn't start with the racist talk.

55 days ago
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Art Fugue    

No one is supporting the attacker, you idiot, they are rejecting your racist response.

55 days ago
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FUTMZ    

"Barbecue, watermelon, Pontiac car
We ain't as dumb as you think we is. Feel me?
"

THAT'S racist.

55 days ago
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