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SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia


Even the unregulated SiriusXM has a line you should never cross, but Anthony Cumia found a way to cross it and he no longer works at SiriusXM. No word yet on how or if the show survives without one half of the Opie and Anthony duo. SiriusXM fired Cumia for extremely vulgar and racist tweets. He says he was confronted by a woman on the streets of New York City when he was taking pictures. He claims she punched him in the face five times and then he went on Twitter and used graphically vulgar language to describe the woman, who is African American. You can read the tweets on the website Gawker HERE

Here's the full statement from SiriusXM: "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

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Of course he got fired. This guy had the radio career that many would have killed for and he lost it because he is a stupid moron. You don't know why this woman attacked him. She could have had mental problems. She may have just been attacked herself. If he had any brains at all he would have never gone to social media to make rants about her. He deserved to be fired for being an idiot.

- Bob
(7/7/2014 12:02:22 PM)
Back in November 2013, I heard a portion of their show posted on you tube. Opie states they should bow out of their contract when it's up. He thinks Sirius won't care if they leave. In 11 months it's up he said. So that would be Oct 2014. Anthony said they have options. Podcasting? Jimmy Norton said he knew a place they could do it. Why didn't Anthony show the pic of the woman to the police? There's no law against taking pictures in public.

- Terri Killen

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