O&A's Anthony Cumia Fired By SiriusXM
July 4, 2014

Controversial radio host Anthony Cumia (one-half of Opie & Anthony) has been fired by SirusXM, following a series of angry tweets earlier this week. On Wednesday morning, Cumia recounted an incident in Times Square where he was taking pictures and a woman got upset with him over being included in the shot. According to Cumia, she punched him multiple times, including in the face. He proceeded to call the woman, as well as five African-American men who reportedly got involved in the incident, a series of slurs. Cumia also referenced having a gun on him at the time.

The tweets brought on extensive online backlash to Cumia, who is certainly no stranger to controversy, and SiriusXM announced today that he had been fired. Cumia broke the news this morning, tweeting that "Sirius decided to cave and fire me...for s***t that wasn't even on the air & wasn't illegal."

In a statement released to the press, SiriusXM SVP of Communications Patrick 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."

It is unknown at this time the future of the O&A show on SiriusXM, or if it will continue on with co-host Gregg "Opie" Hughes and longtime contributor Jim Norton.

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