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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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helmuth    

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

80 days ago
92.

mike    

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

80 days ago
93.

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.

80 days ago
94.

BriaCelise    

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.

80 days ago
95.

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

80 days ago
96.

Lina    

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!

80 days ago
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sophiastormy    

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

80 days ago
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Shannonrm    

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.

80 days ago
99.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Black racists are P.C!

80 days ago
100.

Truth    

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.

80 days ago
101.

lakergirl    

What racist comment?

80 days ago
102.

Frankiemoney    

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.

80 days ago
103.

henryrii    

Who ?

80 days ago
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henryrii    

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......

80 days ago
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Phantom    

That backwards world

80 days ago
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