Former star of The Brady Bunch, Susan Olsen, shocked fans of the family series and of Olsen’s new gig as a talk radio host, when she took her fight with a guest to Facebook, lambasting Leon Acord-Whiting for his LGBTQ activism and his own orientation. Once known as Cindy Brady, possibly the most wholesome and open-hearted television character, Olsen’s rant proves that she’s far removed from her childhood and harbors anger and resentment in her later years that her younger self might have found abhorrent. In any case, Susan has lost her job with Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics on L.A. Talk Radio.
Leon Acord-Whiting Accuses “Cindy Brady” Of Spreading “Outrageous Misinformation”
The Huffington Post reports that the feud between Susan Olsen and Leon Acord-Whiting, which appears to have been an ongoing conflict, reached its tipping point, when Acord-Whiting made a Facebook post, calling out the former Brady Bunch star for spreading “idiotic lies” on her radio show. While Olsen co-hosts Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics with Sheena Metal, Leon’s post attacks Olsen alone, suggesting that he would happily return as a guest with Sheena, once Olsen was no longer with the show.
Acord-Whiting attacks L.A. Talk Radio for not censoring Susan in her radio commentaries and discussions with guests, calling the entire organization out for providing Olsen with a forum where “she can spew her idiotic lies unchecked.”
As proof of his position, Leon cites some of Olsen’s more outrageous statements, including her assertion that one cannot be both a liberal and a patriot. Acord-Whiting goes on to declare that he will no longer listen to L.A. Talk Radio programs or appear as a guest on the organization’s shows until the former Brady Bunch star is fired.
“This isn’t just disagreeing on, say, tax plans or foreign policy,” says Leon Acord-Whiting. “Susan Olsen spreads outrageous misinformation & it is dangerous and unprofessional.”
L.A. Talk Radio Severs Ties With Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics Host Susan Olsen
While L.A. Talk Radio might not have fired Susan Olsen merely at Leon Acord-Whiting’s behest, Fox News reveals that the broadcasting company has been boxed into a corner, following Olsen’s Facebook rant. In addition to attacking Acord-Whiting with homophobic slurs, the former Brady Bunch star’s foul language left L.A. Talk Radio with few options.
In her response to Leon’s demand for her termination, Olsen called out her former Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics guest for taking their feud to his social media account, instead of taking her on in the forum for which he originally criticized Susan’s statements. The actress turned radio host may have had a valid point, but any justification was lost, when she called Leon a “lying piece of sh–” at the very start of her short rant.
“You’re the biggest f—-t a– in the world, the biggest p—y,” Olsen continues. “My d— is bigger than yours.”
By the end of her statement, Susan again repeats her slurs and wishes Acord-Whiting a slow and painful end. The sentiments are as offensive as the words chosen by Olsen in her statement, so it couldn’t have been much of a surprise when the ax fell.
While L.A. Talk Radio doesn’t name Susan Olsen or Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics by name, it seems clear that Olsen was the subject of an ensuing statement in which the broadcasting company establishes its “close and collaborative relationship with the LGBT community” and distances itself from a host who had shown social attitudes in contrast to the direction in which L.A. Talk Radio wishes to take their programming.
“We will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station and have severed our ties with a host that veered off the direction in which we are going,” reads the L.A. Talk Radio statement in part. “Thank you for your loyalty and continued support. LA Talk Radio stands for love and community, and we will always support all of our friends around the world.”
The hateful words so recently posted by Susan Olsen are particularly shocking to fans who recall her support of Brady Bunch dad, Robert Reed, in a 2013 speech. At that time, Olsen was supportive of marriage equality and of Reed, who Olsen said was conflicted by the way gay men are treated in society.
“To me, the vilification of homosexuality is exactly like the primitive practice of people who killed babies who were born with cleft palates or birth marks,” Olsen said in her 2013 statement. “It is a worship not of God but of fear itself in the form of a God who hates.”
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