Anthony Cumia Won’t Apologize For Twitter Rant: ‘It Wasn’t Racist’

July 13, 2014 3:11 p.m.

Anthony Cumia, the co-host of SiriusXM’s comedy show “Opie and Anthony” who was fired earlier this month after a racist Twitter rant, on Saturday defended his tirade.

“If you read those — honestly people picked it apart. It wasn’t racist,” he said on Fox News’ “Red Eye” about his tweets following an incident in which he claims an African-American woman assaulted him.

In the tweets, Cumia said called his alleged attacker a “cunt animal” and said black people were “uncivilized.

On Sunday, Cumia said he wasn’t talking about African-Americans.

“I was talking about people that instantly go to violence,” he said.

He said he won’t apologize, even if doing so would get him his job back.

“I will never apologize for this,” he said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. This is completely — this is exactly who I am. I am not seen going to deny it. I go off on tears like this. I curse, I say horrific things about people that piss me off and that’s exactly what I did. Why am I going to apologize and say I am different or I changed? I haven’t. It would be a phony bogus apology. If it happened again, I would do the same thing.”

[H/t Mediaite]

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