Opie & Anthony Co-Host Anthony Cumia Fired for 'Hate-Filled' Remarks

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 re-Tweets 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.