Ant From SiriusXM ‘Opie and Anthony’ Show FIRED!

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SiriusXM has fired Opie and Anthony host Anthony Cumia after he tweeted a series of controversial tweets earlier in the week. 

Cumia tweeted about an altercation he had with an African American woman who he claimed attacked him while he was taking pictures in New York City.

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Patrick Reilly, senior vp of communications at the satellite radio company, wrote in a statement that the 53-year-old DJ’s posts were “abhorrent” and the host was fired on Thursday. “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,” Reilly stated. “Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.” EARLIER ‘Opie and Anthony’ Host Goes on Racist Tirade “Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for s**t that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal. source

 
So, who’s next?” the Opie and Anthony host wrote on Twitter on Friday, adding in a subsequent tweet: “After the wkend, I’ll have a better idea of things. F— Sirius. I’ll pop on the Compound show next week and discuss this with TOTAL FREEDOM.”

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