New York • "Opie & Anthony" radio show host Anthony Cumia has been fired by satellite radio company SiriusXM, which cited his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter as the reason.
Cumia's remarks and postings, including tweets and retweets that were degrading to women, were "abhorrent" to SiriusXM, its spokesman Patrick Reilly said Friday. The shock jock was fired late Thursday, Reilly said.
Cumia's response Friday on Twitter included an obscenity in relation to SiriusXM. He said he was fired over material that was not aired and was not illegal.
Earlier this week, Cumia posted tweets and photos about what he said was an attack on him as he took photos in Times Square.