NEW YORK (PIX11) – SiriusXM fired ‘Opie and Anthony’ host Anthony Cumia after the shock jock tweeted a series of angry, racially-charged messages following an incident in Times Square.
Cumia was taking photos when he claims that a women “who was in frame” attacked him early Wednesday, punching him several times.
After the initial alleged punch, Cumia tweeted that he swore at her and “then she punched me five more times. She’s lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she’d be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me s–t!”
SiriusXM took note of Cumia’s Twitter tirade and fired him late Thursday, saying in a statement:
“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.”
Just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Cumia fired off a series of offensive tweets, saying, “Wish a cop was around. Although she said she’d tell them I sexually harassed her. Lying c–t. I hope she gets shot in her a– f–k face. Ugh.”
According to the NYPD, neither Cumia nor any witnesses called police to report an assault that morning.
“I’m f—–g livid. If I was an illegal savage I’d have shot her,” he wrote. “It’s a jungle out in our cities after midnight. Violent savages own the streets. They all came 2 defend this pig. I had to yell like at dogs.”
The radio host has so far refused to delete any of his tweets.
Cumia and co-host Greg Hughes celebrated 20 years of “Opie and Anthony” in April. On Thursday, Hughes tweeted “Just spent a glorious day photographing the Wood Covered Bridges of Vermont. Did I miss anything?”