SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Co-Host of OPIE AND ANTHONY
Earlier this week, Anthony Cumia took to Twitter to relate an experience he had in Times Square, claiming that a woman caught in the frame of his picture punched him in the face. He then proceeded to call the woman, who was African American, derogatory names and said that he hopes she gets shot and killed. Click here to read the full list of tweets. Following his remarks, SiriusXM fired Cumia.
Patrick Reilly, senior vice president, Communications, SiriusXM told TheWrap, "SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media."
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Reilly concluded, "Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents."