An actress who was a child star as one of the Brady kids on the classic ABC sitcom “The Brady Bunch” was fired from her radio-hosting job for allegedly using hate speech. Time magazine reports that Susan Olsen, best known for playing Cindy Brady, was fired from her job on the show “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics,” which airs on the Internet-based network LA Talk Radio.
Olsen’s firing reportedly followed an incident involving openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who was a guest on the show on Dec. 7, according to Us Weekly. Acord-Whiting was critical of Olsen in a Facebook post following his appearance.
Us Weekly quotes Acord Whiting’s Facebook post saying: “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?). As much as I love [co-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.”
Olsen reportedly responded with her own comments on Facebook the next day, writing about Acord-Whiting: “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.”
She also reportedly sent Acord Whiting an expletive-filled private message, which he took public. Us quotes Olsen’s message reading: “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 issued a statement Friday saying: “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.
“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.
“Thank you for your loyalty and continued support. LA Talk Radio stands for love and community, and we will always support all of our friends around the world.”