Susan Olsen Fired (‘Brady Bunch’ Alum ) From Radio Gig After Homophobic...

Susan Olsen Fired (‘Brady Bunch’ Alum ) From Radio Gig After Homophobic Tirade

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‘Brady Bunch’ Alum Susan Olsen Fired From Radio Gig After Homophobic Tirade

By Meriah Doty, The Wrap

Susan Olsen Fired, former “Brady Bunch” child star, was fired from her hosting gig on LA Talk Radio after sending a homophobic-tinged message to one of her guests.

The 55-year-old, known for playing Cindy Brady on the famed ’70s sitcom, co-hosted a radio talk show called “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” and went on a rant against openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting after the two debated various issues on the show.

The actor publicized a private message Olsen sent to him on Facebook following the broadcast, which read, in part, “You are the biggest f-– in the world.”

Acord-Whiting followed it up with a statement: “It is wildly irresponsible for LA Talk Radio to allow a Trump fanatic to co-host one of their programs, where she can spew her idiotic lies unchecked. (Being a liberal and a patriot are mutually exclusive? Hillary is causing the protests & hate crimes? The Koran is a political tract?),” he wrote, mentioning topics discussed during his show appearance on Wednesday.

“As much as I love [co-host] Sheena Metal, I think LA Talk Radio needs to give ‘Cindy Brady’ her walking papers,” he added. “I will not listen to or appear on any shows there from this point forward until she’s gone. This isn’t just disagreeing on, say, tax plans or foreign policy. Susan Olsen spreads outrageous misinformation & it is dangerous and unprofessional.”

Olsen fought back, saying on Facebook, “This is the little piece of human waste. He blocked himself from me before I could even get one hit in. If you can find him, please send him my love.”

LA Talk Radio said in a Friday Facebook post that it “will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station and have severed our ties with a host that veered off the direction in which we are going.”

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Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on “The Brady Bunch” has been fired from her job as a Los Angeles-based radio DJ after she posted a homophobic rant on Facebook, reports Rob Shuter of naughtygossip.

Olsen interviewed openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting as she co-hosted LA Talk Radio’s “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” segment on Wednesday, December 7.

After the show, Acord-Whiting went on Facebook to accuse the 55-year-old former child star of being “dangerous” and “unprofessional.”

“It is wildly irresponsible for LA Talk Radio to allow a Trump fanatic to co-host one of their programs, where she can spew her idiotic lies unchecked,” he wrote. “Being a liberal and a patriot are mutually exclusive? Hillary is causing the protests & hate crimes? The Koran is a political tract.”

As much as I love [cohost] Sheena Metal, I think LA Talk Radio needs to give ‘Cindy Brady’ her walking papers. I will not listen to or appear on any shows there from this point forward until she’s gone. This isn’t just disagreeing on, say, tax plans or foreign policy. Susan Olsen spreads outrageous misinformation & it is dangerous and unprofessional.”

The next day Olsen replied on her Facebook page writing, “This is the little piece of human waste. He blocked himself from me before I could even get one hit in. If you can find him, please send him my love.” And that’s when things got really nasty.

Acord-Whiting shared a screenshot of an expletive-laden private message that Olsen reportedly sent him on Facebook, which read: “Hey there little p–sy, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly take you on!!! What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of s–t too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest f—-t ass in the world the biggest p–sy! My D–k is bigger than yours Which ain’t sayin much! What a true piece of s–t you are! Lying f—-t! I hope you meet your karma SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY.”

LA Talk Radio announced that Olsen was fired on Friday, December 9.

“LA Talk Radio takes pride in its close and collaborative relationship with the LGBT community, and will continue to provide a home for those who have hopeful and positive messages of togetherness and tolerance to share with our listeners,” the station wrote in a statement on Facebook. “We will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station and have severed our ties with a host that veered off the direction in which we are going.”

Ultimately, it is incredibly unfortunate that homophobia and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric still exists within society. Accordingly, it is incidents like this that highlight the importance of pride parades and other events that raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues. Moreover, if you would like to learn more about gay pride and the battles that LGBTQ+ people have faced when asserting for their place you can find plenty of helpful resources online.

For example, did you know that the rainbow flag colors are now routinely used as a display of LGBTQ+ identity and solidarity? Put simply, the rainbow colors have become so widely recognized as a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride and identity that they have effectively replaced most other LGBTQ+ symbols, including the Greek letter lambda and the pink triangle.

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