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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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Should Anthony ***ia should have his basketball team taken away from him? Will Opie claim him to be mentally incompetent? Tune in tomorrow...

112 days ago


Hold on a sec... Since when is "c*nt animal" a racist rant? Wow, the race card has truly lost its value and credibility.

112 days ago

Ya Mon    

Political correctness was created by Marxist to control the masses. We give the corrupt Goverment controls the power to censor and execute jufgement on our citizens by suppprting this obvious race card issue to devide us. STOP giving the word ****** POWER.

112 days ago


TMZ you're becoming less and less credible. That's not a racist word it doesn't seem like he said anything race related. You're reaching again.

112 days ago

Ant Fuller    

This is so stupid, it's not racist at all, but whoever stated it's a racial remark must means he/she thinks black folks are animals smh

112 days ago


It would help if the rest of the rant were posted, because "c**t animal" on its own isn't racist, and he had every right to take photos in public, and the woman had no right to assault him for it. Maybe he's a racist, but one can't tell by this story, alone. That's some fine reporting, there, TMZ!

112 days ago


if he was a bigger Hollywood star, all he would have to say is sorry or if he was Justin bieber he could play the Canadian political card. the world is backwards i agree with him

112 days ago


So glad! I hated that miserable bigoted prick. Maybe they'll get someone actually funny to replace him. He's just a middle aged elitist bastard with a taste for guns and pubescent girlfriends.

112 days ago

L. Ron Hubbard    

Black racists are P.C!

112 days ago


It figures that the ghetto trash crowd says they should be able to attack whoever they want to, and no one is supposed to say anything about it.

112 days ago


What racist comment?

112 days ago


If it really happened, it should be on a security video. Every corner of Times Square is under surveillance video. He should have filed a report as back up immediately. He is still a trash pos regardless.

112 days ago


Who ?

112 days ago


I forget.... Who was that guy that had a "reality" show on TV......where he and parts of family went and arrested bail jumpers ? He went a racial tirade that his son tape recorded and released it to the media..... He lost his "reality" show....but is back on the air again. Who ? Right.... Dog the Bounty Hunter......

112 days ago


That backwards world

112 days ago
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