susan olsen

Brady Bunch’s Susan Olsen Was Fired from Her Radio Show After a Homophobic Rant

Premiere Of Under The Counter Productions'
Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Last week Susan Olsen, of Cindy Brady fame, was fired from her hosting job at LA Talk Radio after a guest came forward with a homophobic rant she sent him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting was a guest on Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics, the show Olsen co-hosted with Sheena Metal, when the conversation grew heated between Acord-Whiting and the Donald Trump–supporting former child star, and the conservation didn’t end after the show stopped rolling. Acord-Whiting went on Facebook where he posted a complaint, “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 mentioned examples of rhetoric he found unacceptable (“Being a liberal and a patriot are mutually exclusive? Hillary is causing the protests & hate crimes?”) and wrote, “This isn’t just disagreeing on, say, tax plans or foreign policy. Susan Olsen spreads outrageous misinformation & it is dangerous and unprofessional.”

The youngest Brady sibling’s response only proved Acord-Whiting’s point. A screen-grabbed picture of a direct message sent to Acord-Whiting by Olsen, included a homophobic slur and otherwise inflammatory language:

“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 responded swiftly with their own statement. The company wrote, “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.” Adding, “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.

Susan Olsen Fired From Radio Show for Homophobia