Anthony Cumia, the co-host of the long-running Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, says outrageous things for a living.
The 53-year-old DJ, who’s half of the Opie and Anthony show, was axed by the satellite radio company after Cumia fired off a string of angry missives about the alleged attack, calling the woman an “animal b—h” and a “savage.”
“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel,” Patrick Reilly, senior vice president of communications for the company, said in a statement Friday.
Reilly said Cumia was fired late Thursday “after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media.”
Cumia vowed to keep on broadcasting in some capacity, a promise made via his Twitter account.
After the wkend, I’ll have a better idea of things. Fuck Sirius. I’ll pop on the Compound show next week and discuss this with TOTAL FREEDOM
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 4, 2014
Fellow comedian Colin Quinn of Saturday Night Live and Remote Control fame, says Cumia shouldn’t have lost his job over the social media rant.
If I shun all the comics (black and white) I’ve known that have said racist things, I have only one friend left in comedy. #carrottop
— Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) July 4, 2014