Anthony Cumia, longtime co-host of the popular radio program Opie & Anthony, has been fired by SiriusXM in the wake of incendiary comments Cumia made on Twitter earlier this week.
Cumia tweeted about the news himself early Friday morning, writing, “Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for s— that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal. So, who’s next?”
“After the weekend, I’ll have a better idea of things,” Cumia continued in a follow-up tweet, adding: “F— Sirius.”
The satellite radio company confirmed the news to EW, releasing the following statement:
“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.”