Embattled Former ‘Opie and Anthony’ Host to Launch New Show

Embattled radio host Anthony Cumia — fired earlier this month from the unfiltered “Opie and Anthony” show after a Twitter rant that was called “racist,” “misogynistic,” and “hate-filled” — is launching a new show.

Anthony Cumia (Image source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Anthony Cumia (Image source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Here’s the announcement on his website:

Fresh off his “separation” from SiriusXM, Anthony Cumia, formerly of The Opie and Anthony Show launches his live, uncensored HD video podcast coming August 4th at AnthonyCumia.com.

And there’s an accompanying video clip:

Cumia said he was taking pictures in Times Square when a black woman took exception to being included in one of the pictures and “punched” him (as many as 10 times, he said). That’s when, he explained, five other black men jumped in and started giving him “sh**.”

He then tweeted about the experience, calling the woman a “c***”; but his comments on violence in the black community and referring to her and others as “savages” and comments that “they aren’t people” were met with the most outrage — and his firing.

Some “Opie and Anthony” fans reacted angrily to Cumia’s ouster, canceling subscriptions to SiriusXM, according to The Wrap.

I will never apologize for this,” Cumia said during a recent interview. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”