Susan Olsen is blaming her support of Trump – not her anti-gay slurs – on her radio show firing
After a week of silence, Brady Bunch alum Susan Olsen is speaking out about her being canned from a Los Angeles radio show because of anti-gay slurs.
‘This is only about me supporting (Donald) Trump. And I still do!’ she writes in Facebook post.
She adds: ‘And by the way, how does one get fired from a job they were never paid to do?’
Whether she was paid or not, LA Talk Radio took her off the air for using anti-gay slurs against a gay actor in a Facebook message made public.
The politically conservative Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the classic sitcom, was incensed when out actor Leon Acord described as a ‘Trump fanatic’ and called for her to be fired from the radio show in Facebook post. He accused Olsen of spreading misinformation.
She sent him a private message calling him a ‘faggot’ more than once and a ‘pussy’ among other crude insults. Acord screenshot the messages and made them public.
The station said in a statement on its Facebook page last week that it had ‘severed ties’ with Olsen.
‘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.’