Anthony Cumia, one half of SiriusXM's The Opie and Anthony Show, has been fired from his position after a series of racist and violent tweets he sent this week after being allegedly attacked by a woman in Times Square early Tuesday morning.
From SiriusXM Senior Vice President of Communications Patrick Reilly:
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's tweets this week were hardly his first public demonstration of racist ideals—the shock jock has been expressing his hateful sentiments for decades now. It's unclear if Gregg "Opie" Hughes (and frequent collaborator Jim Norton) will continue the show without Cumia.
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