'Racially-Charged & Hate-Filled Remarks' got XM radio Anthony Cumia Fired

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Anthony Cumia during a 2011 interview with Fox News (Credit: Fox News, screenshot)

Sirius XM radio fired Anthony Cumia of The Opie and Anthony Show after he tweeted “racially-charged and hate-filled remarks” earlier this week.

Sirius XM Senior Vice President of Communications Patrick Reilly issued a statement announcing the firing over the tweets. Reilly said:

“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 had tweeted on July 2 that a black woman attacked him after he inadvertently took a picture of her in New York City. He said he called her a c**t multiple times, a “pig,” “savage” and more. He also posted a photo of the woman on his Twitter. Further, he claimed “5 blacks” who he called them “violent savages,” attacked him.

A selection of Cumia’s tweets:









(Gawker and Mediaite have a full collection of Cumia’s numerous tweets about the alleged incident.)

After Cumia’s Twitter rant about the alleged attack, he responded to criticism of his tweets.









Then, on July 4, in response to his firing, Cumia tweeted that it was “bizarro world” that he was fired for his tweets and that he’s “not sorry.”










Cumia was “fired from Boston station WAAF in 1998 for falsely reporting on the then-Mayor Tom Manino [sic],” the Boston Herald reminded.

iMediaEthics has written to Sirius to ask if it requested Cumia apologize and if The Opie and Anthony Show will continue without Cumia.

Hat Tip: Mediaite

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