Is Cindy Brady Really Anti-Gay? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think

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By Greg Hernandez (Flickr: West Hollywood Book Fair) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

(EDGE) Here's a story of a contradicting lady.

Years before Cindy Brady called openly gay actor/writer/producer Leon Acord-Whiting a "pathetic little cunt" and "lying faggot," she was a strong supporter of gay rights. What happened?

The fallout from a homophobic Facebook rant that led to "Brady Bunch" star Susan Olsen's dismissal from her job as a radio talk show host appears to be wildly at odds with the former Cindy Brady actress' strong public support of gay rights.

A 2013 piece published by The Advocate documents a Facebook post penned by Olsen while the United States Supreme Court was hearing the case of Windsor v United States that challenged the Defense of Marriage Act.

"I am eternally grateful for having a golden rule placed before me as a child," Olsen wrote of gay actor Robert Reed who played Mike Brady on the popular early '70's sitcom. "I had a gay father! I knew he was gay when I was nine years-old and had the wisdom of a child. I knew it was OK and none of my business. I knew with all certainty that this was a very good man."

Reed died in 1992 of AIDS-related complications.

"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. It is a worship not of God but of fear itself in the form of a God who hates," Olsen continued in her 2013 post.

Olsen, a staunch Trump supporter, made headlines this weekend for lashing out at Leon Acord-Whiting after the openly gay actor/writer/producer slammed her for spreading "outrageous misinformation" on the air on her LA Talk Radio program "Two Chicks Talkin' Politics' with co-host Sheena Metal.

"Hey there little pussy, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly take you on!!!" Olsen wrote on Facebook Messenger to Acord-Whiting. "What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of shit too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest faggot ass in the world the biggest pussy! My Dick is bigger than yours Which ain't sayin much! What a true piece of shit you are! Lying faggot! I hope you meet your karma SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY"

In a separate message, Olsen called the actor a "pathetic little cunt."

AP reports that Acord-Whiting later posted a screenshot of a Facebook message he says Olsen sent to him which led to her dismissal by LA Talk Radio.


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