Los Angeles-based conservative radio
station LA Talk Radio has reportedly fired Susan Olsen for using
homophobic slurs in criticizing a gay actor.
Olsen, who played Cindy Brandy for five
years on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, lunged at out actor
Leon Acord after he called for her firing as the co-host of Two
Chicks Talkin' Politics.
“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 Clinton is causing the
protests & hate crimes? The Koran is a political tract?)”
Acord wrote in a Facebook post. “As much as I love [host] 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.”
Acord later shared a private Facebook
message he received from Olsen.
“Hey there little pussy, 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 shit too cowardly to confront me in
real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest faggot ass in
the world the biggest pussy! My Dick is bigger than yours Which ain’t
sayin much! What a true piece of shit you are! Lying faggot! I hope
you meet your karma SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY,” she
In a separate Facebook post, she called
Accord “human waste.”
Without mentioning Olsen by name, LA
Talk Radio said in a statement that it would not “tolerate hateful
speech by anyone associated with our radio station” and that it had
“severed ties” with a host who had “veered off the direction in
which we are going.”
LA Talk Radio's website has also been
scrubbed from any mention of Olsen and her show, showing users an
“Access Denied” message on those pages.
Ironically, Olsen decried homophobic
rhetoric in 2003, saying that her Brady Bunch dad, Robert
Reed, who died of AIDS complications in 1992, would still be alive
today if society was more accepting of his sexuality.
“Had [Reed] been allowed to form a
relationship with another man, he would have been the best husband
ever and might still be alive,” Olsen wrote.