Susan Olsen, well known for playing Cindy on The Brady Bunch has recently been canned from her post as host of Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics due to a recent spat with little known, gay actor, Leon Acord-Whiting. After participating in a episode of Two Chicks, Mr. Whiting took instantly to Facebook to post the following:
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 idiotic 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.
To which Ms. Olsen responded with the following:
“Hey there little pu–y, 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.”
LA Talk Radio, the company which owns Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics, quickly fired Ms. Olsen and issued the following statement:
“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.”
Olsen was then showered in a deluge of predictably melodramatic, virtue-signalling outrage from various media outlets and social media users and labelled as a “Homophobe.” What is most ridiculous about this is that phobia means a extreme and irrational fear of something. If Ms. Olsen truly were homophobic then she obviously would have been too frightened of Mr. Whiting to have him on her show, much less go after him online as she did. Whatever Ms. Olsen’s thoughts on homosexuals, she certainly isn’t afraid of them.
Furthermore, for that that want to jump up and say, “Ah-ha, but phobia can also mean irrational hatred!” This is true (though the word is generally used to signal a combination of hate and fear) but Olsen had a reason for being angry at Mr. Whiting – as she noted, he went behind her back rather than voicing his displeasure to her face. Her comments, though perhaps a touch hysterical, were not foundationally irrational. Sometimes one just needs to take a step back and realize everyone has their off days. Why this all even bears mentioning is that you are very, very likely to read more about Ms. Olsen in the coming days, specifically, about her homophobia. You’ll read and listen to people dissect and disavow it, as if she were fanatical ideologue whose volatile rhetoric threatened a nation. You’ll read and listen and, hopefully, think, “Mountains out of mole hills.”
- Kaiter Enless