'Brady Bunch' Star Fired From LA Talk Radio for Anti-Gay Remarks
Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the hit '70s sitcom, was fired from the digital station after an online altercation with actor Leon Acord-Whiting.
A Los Angeles radio station said former Brady Bunch star Susan Olsen has been fired after she got into an online confrontation with openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting.
LA Talk Radio was launched in 2008 by entrepreneur Sam Hasson.
The digital station said Friday that it will not tolerate hateful speech and that it has severed ties with the host.
Us Weekly reported Acord-Whiting criticized the co-host of Two Chicks Talkin' Politics after he was a guest on the show.
Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the 1970s TV show, posted on her Facebook page that Acord-Whiting blocked her "before I could even get one hit in."
Acord-Whiting later posted a screenshot of a Facebook message he says Olsen sent to him. In the screenshot, Olsen appears to call the actor an offensive term for gay men.
LA Talk Radio on Friday posted a notice on its Facebook page in response to the incident. The post did not mention Olsen by name, but multiple reports have cited the Brady Bunch alum as the host in question.
"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," the statement read.