Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Fox News Dumps Trump Allies ‘Diamond & Silk’ After They Pushed Coronavirus ‘Conspiracy Theories’

Donald Trump, Diamond & Silk

*In a move that will come as a shock to no one, Diamond & Silk have been curbed by Fox News, and are no longer contributors at the network’s Fox Nation streaming service.

The controversial, Trump-loving duo, born Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, became the Black conservative darlings for the channel in 2016, and had been creating weekly episodes for the streaming service. In recent weeks, however, the pair caught a lot of heat for allegedly spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. 

“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?” Diamond asked. “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.”

She added: “Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I’m not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I’m asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?”

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Silk claimed the global health crisis is “man-made” and “engineered,” and possibly has a “little deep-state action going on behind the scenes.” She also questioned whether the World Health Organization has a “switch” to “turn this virus on and off?”

Twitter also deleted a tweet in which the sisters suggested Americans should defy the sheltering guidelines and expose themselves to coronavirus in order to build up a resistance to the deadly contagion. 

“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” a source with knowledge about the end of their relationship with Fox News told Daily Beast.

The outlet also notes that Diamond & Silk haven’t appeared on the network since an early March interview on Fox & Friends and a March 7 appearance on the now-defunct Fox Business Network show hosted by Trish Regan

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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