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Will 'Anthony and Opie' Host Be Fired Or Promoted After Racist Twitter Tirade?

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 3, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 3, 2014 |

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.

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.

Now he’s defending himself. I guess the woman was even angrier at him for the words he used during the altercation?

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.

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?

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.

Fuck it. Anthony is just going to play the victim card here.

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.

Source: Twitter

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