Fox News Has Kicked Diamond And Silk To The Curb
Will the Fox News diversity initiative now hit a bit of a snag?
April 28, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Fox News has cut ties with the Republican diversity initiative known as Diamond and Silk, reports The Daily Beast.
The breakup between the duo and conservative network comes after Diamond and Silk's media platforms promoted conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and promoted medical untruths.
Last month the two sisters, born Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, made controversial statements on their Chit Chat Live broadcast. They called Gov. Andrew Cuomo a "mofo" and claimed he was hoarding ventilators, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They went on to question how many New Yorkers have actually died from the virus.
"What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?" questioned Diamond. "I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues. To call the funeral homes. We need to know, because I don't trust anything else that comes out of his mouth now. ... Something's not right here. Something is off here."The duo drove their overall point home by suggesting that nationwide COVID-19 fatality statistics were being manipulated to make Trump look bad. Silk was particularly offended by how she felt “her president” was being treated. The two vigorously campaigned for Trump, who generously cut them a check for $1,300, as Blavity previously reported.
"In a matter of two weeks, over 1,000 people supposedly died from the coronavirus. In a two week's time period. ... My president said on March 24, Tuesday, this past week, my president said that he would love for America to be back up and running. At the time he said it, there was 25,489 case, with 307 deaths,” Silk said.“Instantaneously, you had the media calling President Trump out...Me and you was talking, and I said, 'Now watch the number of deaths go up. Watch everything increase,' because they want to make it look bad in front of our eyes. Here it is, five days later, as of yesterday, it jumped from 25,480 up to 121,478 cases. It went from 307 deaths to 2,226 deaths in five days," she elaborated.
In early April, Twitter removed a tweet from the Diamond and Silk account that encouraged people to expose themselves to the virus.
"The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!" read the deleted tweet to their 1.4 million followers.
The two followed the deleted tweet with a livestream that curiously discouraged taking vaccinations from tech tycoon Bill Gates and saw hype woman Silk scream; “Abortions! Genocide!”These actions seemingly proved unsavory to Fox News. The conservative social media stars usually created 5-minute videos for Fox’s online subscription network, but no new episodes have been uploaded since April 7, The Daily Beast reported.
“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News any time soon,” an anonymous source told The Daily Beast.
Trump proclaimed his love for Diamond and Silk on Tuesday in response to a tweet from their account about "haters."
But I love Diamond & Silk, and so do millions of people! https://t.co/RBX9bmFIwH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2020
"Haters keep saying they hate Diamond and Silk, but you can't hate what you ain't never loved!" a tweet from the pair's Twitter read, to which Trump respond, "But I love Diamond & Silk, and so do millions of people!"