Opie & Anthony’s Anthony Cumia Fired After Racist Twitter Rant

Anthony Cumia, who hosted SiriusXM’s Opie & Anthony show alongside Gregg “Opie” Hughes, has been fired by the satellite radio provider following a social media rant in which he insinuated that black people are “savages,” and and questioned the humanity of people of color.

The Inquisitr reported upon Anthony Cumia’s Twitter tirade yesterday, in which the host said some stunningly racist things about a woman he claims “assaulted” him on the streets of New York City unprovoked.

With apologies for language, the tweets in question included but were not limited to:

Cumia added:

However, we initially had some doubt that Anthony’s story was truly as one-sided as he made it out to be. The host seemed to indicate that the woman he alleges attacked him became violent after she walked into a frame — but images he posted of that night also suggest that his intent may have been taking “creepshots” of women’s backsides as they walked by:

Late last night, Gawker received a statement from SiriusXM Senior Vice President of Communications Patrick Reilly, who confirmed that Anthony Cumia’s racist Twitter rant had led to his termination:

“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. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia has also posted about his termination from SiriusXM, first cryptically replying:

Then he seems to suggest that SiriusXM chose to terminate his employment not because of the content of his racist Twitter rant, but because of unspecified pressure under which they “caved” — to our knowledge, no campaigns or calls to fire Cumia occurred:

He adds:

When fans propose a campaign to bring Cumia back, he simply replies:

In his most recent tweet, Anthony Cumia says SiriusXM fired him from the Opie & Anthony show in “one email.”

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