Will 'Anthony and Opie' Host Be Fired Or Promoted After Racist Twitter Tirade?
Anthony and Opie are an institution. They’ve been around forever, and no matter what kind of bullsh*t they pull (pranking their listeners into believing that Boston’s mayor had been killed in a car accident while transporting a young female Haitian prostitute, for instance), they always end up back on their feet, usually with a better deal than before. They’ve been fired from radio stations a few times, and dropped from many others, but now I believe they’re on Sirius Radio, and if you aren’t familiar with them, think “Howard Stern” without a moral compass.
Anyway, Anthony Cumia went on a racist Twitter tirade this morning, although he insist it is not a racist one. Assuming that it is real and not some elaborate “Anthony and Opie” joke, it’s the kind of thing that could end a career, except in Anthony and Opie’s case, where it will probably only result in higher ratings and a better contract.
Here’s a taste, from Anthony’s Twitter account, but if you want to get the full racist experience, you’ll need to visit his Twitter account, which also features his followers responses of support and his tweets back.
It started when a woman attacked Anthony Cumia for taking snapshots of her without permission in Times Square.
Here's the pic that got the whore bitch piece of cunt all pissy. pic.twitter.com/ckju7ukBTy— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
So, I'm taking pix in NYC & a black girl who was in frame punched me in the face. I called her a fucking "&$;;-:" cause that's what she WAS!— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Then she punched me 5 more times. She's lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she'd be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me shit!— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
I told them to back the fuck off, this wasn't their show. The cunt then punched me again. Seems white boys don't hit back. Lucky savage.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Wish a cop was around. Although she said she'd tell them I sexually harassed her. Lying cunt. I hope she gets shot in her ass fuck face. Ugh— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
They aren't people.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Im fucking livid. If I was an illegal savage I'd have shot her. The I are violence in her was so predictable. I hope she gets killed.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
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— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Savage violent animal fucks prey on white people. Easy targets. This CUNT has no clue how lucky she was. She belted me 10 times. I had a gun— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
At this point, it’s anger and outrage with a lot of questionable word selections, which Anthony dismisses due to the heat of the moment.
The automatic jump to violence in that community is astounding. No discussion. It's start punching at the least little thing. Uncivilized!!— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
RT @HuntsvilleDore:a female beat u? -No,an ANIMAL BITCH used it's instinctual violence on me. I restrained myself from putting it to sleep— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
RT @KyleScutch: Did u hit her back -I was fooled by my upbringing. "Don't hit a woman". But this was an animal. I shoulda smashed it's face— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
The switch to violence is immediate. No discussion, just violence. When will THAT be addressed? Oh, right, never. Slavery did it? Oh, ok.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Great pic of the CUNTRAG bitch fuck animal pig face worthless meat sack shit pile stink crotch ass stain rot bung… pic.twitter.com/ZJSxldxGZX— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Now he’s defending himself. I guess the woman was even angrier at him for the words he used during the altercation?
When I'm being punched in the face, the thought that what I say may offend my attacker is pretty far down on the to do list.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 3, 2014
But even if you chalk up the word choice to the assault, assuming he wasn’t Tweeting while being assaulted, he had more time to consider his words before posting them to Twitter.
It's really open season on white people in this day and age. No recourse. Fight back and you're a racist. The predators know this. Good luck— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Now, remember, this all started because Anthony took a picture of this woman in Times Square, and she didn’t want to have her picture taken. She may have overreacted to the situation, but it was a situation he created.
And if he’s not being racist, as he argued, why did he bring this into it?
RT @MaxineWaters: Today is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. We've made progress, there is still more work to do -There sure is— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014
Apparently, Anthony saw nothing objectionable about what he’d said, and in no way considered the fact that the words he used might have been different if it were a white woman attacking.
The 1st words out of her dumb ass mouth after punching me in the head were "white motherfucker" but I'm the racist here? Bizarro land!— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 3, 2014
Fuck it. Anthony is just going to play the victim card here.
RT @filmcave:Don't bother with an apology when they compel you. You're a pathetic person. -Yeah. Blame the victim you piece of dog shit.— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 3, 2014
Again, though Cumia is insisting all up and down his Twitter feed here that he is the victim of those “savage” “animals,” he’s also suggesting that he’s not a racist, but that she’s a racist for calling him a “white motherfucker” for snapping pictures of her.
But, anyway you look at at, I think we can all agree that Anthony Cumia is a shitty person, but probably a shitty person who is about to get a raise.
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