Susan Olsen, Former ‘Brady Bunch’ Star, Fired Following Homophobic Rant
Olsen was accused of spreading dangerous misinformation.
Susan Olsen, best known for playing the youngest daughter Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch, has been fired from a Los Angeles-based radio program following a homophobic rant.
The rant was sparked after openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting accused Olsen of spreading “outrageous misinformation” through the radio show. Acord-Whiting had cohosted LA Talk Radio’s “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” on December 7 with Olsen.
Following the show, in a public Facebook post, Acord-Whiting stated, “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 idiot 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 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.”
In a private message Acord-Whiting later published a screenshot of, Olsen sent “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."
Olsen’s termination was announced on Friday December 9. LA Talk Radio released a statement via Facebook saying they had “severed our ties with a host that veered off the direction in which we are going.”
The statement also highlighted that “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.”