The Long List of Celebs Who Were Fired Due to Alleged Racism

The Long List of Celebs Who Were Fired Due to Alleged Racism

2020/06/28

Anthony Cumia was one half of the radio duo, Opie and Anthony, for nearly two decades starting in 1995. The show began airing on Sirius XM in 2004 and came crashing down in 2014 — at least for Cumia. According to the radio host, he was taking pictures at Times Square, N.Y., when a woman, who got in the frame, assaulted him. He responded with a full-blown meltdown on Twitter. In the now-deleted tweets, which were preserved on Gawker, Cumia lashed out at the woman and her race, called her a "savage," stated "there's a deep seeded problem with violence in the black community," and that white people were "prey." 



According to The New York Times, Cumia and the show had been in hot water before. They had been reprimanded and suspended in the past, but the controversy was too big for a slap on the wrist this time. Sirius XM made the decision to fire Cumia for his tirade "after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks." They added that his behavior was "wholly inconsistent with what Sirius XM represents."















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