Fans have also used the hashtags #JusticeForAnt and #StandWithAnt in tweets. A petition on Change.org to reinstate Cumia has garnered roughly 5,000 signatures, and supporters plan to protest outside of SiriusXM's New York City offices on July 7.
Several well-known comedians have tweeted their support for Cumia. “Opie and Anthony” co-host Jim Norton wrote on July 3: "@AnthonyCumia is physically assaulted and for some reason, the story is about him reacting angrily on Twitter?"
Other comedians were in direct opposition to the firing. Colin Quinn tweeted: "Sirius shouldn't have fired him. #facts." And Ralphie May tweeted: "Anyone should be able to say as they will especially on Twitter without losing their job. #standwithant."
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to SiriusXM for comment about the fan reaction and is awaiting response. Earlier in the week, Cumia alleged on Twitter that an African-American woman had attacked him in NYC. The radio host made numerous racist remarks and used slurs in the tirade, including calling her a "lucky savage" and saying that he hopes "a home boy beats her to death."
Here is a smattering of tweets that Cumia's fans have posted: