Remember cute, little Cindy Brady from The Brady Bunch? Yeah, well she’s a homophobic Trump supporter now—decidedly not so cute.
Susan Olsen, who played the youngest Brady in the hit show, has been fired from her radio hosting job for reportedly going on a homophobic rant filled with slurs. The hateful remarks were directed at actor Leon Acord-Whiting, who’s openly gay, after he appeared on her LA Talk Radio show “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics.”
After the appearance, Whiting took the Facebook and called out Olsen for spreading “outrageous misinformation,” which he called “dangerous” and “unprofessional.”
Whiting apparently blocked Olsen from commenting on the post, and she responded by sending him a nasty, slur-filled private message.
LA Talk Radio Show announced Olsen would no longer be hosting the show, saying, “We will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station,” in a Facebook announcement. The post also said Olsen “veered off the direction in which we are going.”
As the Huffington Post points out, the homophobic rant may seem a little odd to some people considering Olsen’s previous comments about marriage equality and gay acceptance.
Olsen’s comments may come as a surprise to those who remember when she spoke out in support of marriage equality three years ago. In 2013, she posted a moving tribute to Robert Reed, the reportedly closeted gay actor who played father Mike Brady on “The Brady Bunch.” She suggested that Reed could “never make peace with himself” because of the way society treated queer men.
“To me, the vilification of homosexuality is exactly like the primitive practice of people who killed babies who were born with cleft palates or birth marks,” Olsen wrote then. “It is a worship not of God but of fear itself in the form of a God who hates.”
However, Whiting pointed out being supportive of some gay, lesbian, and bisexual people doesn’t mean someone’s not homophobic.