'Cindy Brady' Fired After Homophobic Screed

Susan Olsen out of her job as a radio talk show host after feud with guest
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2016 11:01 AM CST
'Cindy Brady' Fired After Homophobic Screed
In this Oct. 13, 2008 file photo, cast members of "The Brady Bunch," from left, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb and Barry Williams.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Here's a story about a former child star who grew up to be a talk show host with apparently poor impulse control: Susan Olsen, better known as Cindy Brady of the eponymous Brady Bunch, is out of a job after a feud with actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who is gay. How it went down, via US Magazine and Fox News: Acord-Whiting appeared on an LA Talk Radio politics show co-hosted by Olsen, then took to Facebook to complain that "Susan Olsen spreads outrageous misinformation & it is dangerous and unprofessional." Apparently one does not cross Cindy Brady, because Olsen posted this to her own Facebook page: "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."

From there, it was war: Acord-Whiting then posted a screenshot of a less-than-Brady-like personal message allegedly from Olsen, reading thusly: "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." And per LA Talk Radio, as of Friday: "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." (Read more Brady Bunch stories.)

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