SiriusXM fires 'Opie & Anthony' host over tweets

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 10:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Cumia of the "Opie & Anthony" radio show has been fired by SiriusXM, who cited his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter as the reason.

SiriusXM spokesman Patrick Reilly said Friday that Cumia's remarks and postings were "abhorrent" to the satellite radio company.

In addition to racial remarks, they also included tweets and retweets that were degrading to women.

Reilly says the shock jock was fired late Thursday.

Cumia's response Friday on Twitter included an obscenity in relation to SiriusXM. He says he was fired over material that was not aired and was not illegal.

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