Shut it, Cindy: ‘Brady Bunch’ star booted from radio gig
December 11, 2016
“Brady Bunch,” the wholesome 1970s comedy about a blended family, aired decades before the advent of social media, but if Facebook had been around back then, you can bet the Brady kids would have learned some stern lessons about cyberbullying and minding your online P’s and Q’s from momma and papa Brady.
Alas, those lessons may have come in handy this past week for Susan Olsen, the actress who played little Cindy Brady on the show.
LA Talk Radio fired Olsen from her job co-hosting “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” this week after being alerted to offensive comments the host allegedly made in a confrontation with another actor, Leon Acord-Whiting.
Acord-Whiting, who is openly gay, appeared on “Chicks” last week and posted on Facebook his distaste for opinions given by Olsen, a conservative who supports Donald Trump. He said Olsen was “irresponsible” and had been spreading misinformation.
Olsen responded with what appeared to be a slur against the actor. She messaged him, and he took a screengrab of the message, in which she called him the f-word twice.
Olsen’s liberal co-host on the program, Sheena Metal, defended her friend, but LA Talk Radio had little choice but to fire Olsen after her comments went viral.
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