SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, one-half of the longtime radio program “Opie and Anthony,” over racially-charged comments he made earlier in the week.
Cumia, who was also fired from a Boston station in 1998 for falsely reporting the death of the city’s mayor, called a black woman a “pig” and “an animal” on Twitter after she allegedly punched him in the face for trying to take a photo.
He then said several black men came to her defense.
“There’s a deep seeded problem with violence in the black community,” Cumia ranted, “It’s really open season on white people in this day and age. No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist. The predators know this. Good luck.”
Sirius confirmed his departure in a statement.
“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, who also tweeted “I hope she gets shot,” has since posted a message saying he plans to think things over during the holiday weekend before signing off with “F— Sirius.”