Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Diamond and Silk Say ‘Systemic Racism’ at FOX Could Be Reason Why They Were Booted by Network

Donald Trump, Diamond & Silk

*Trump-loving conservatives Diamond and Silk believe their ouster from Fox News could be the result of “systemic racism.”

The network parted ways Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson in April after they pushed coronavirus conspiracy theories on Twitter. The duo claims white news anchors at the network did the same but suffered no consequences. 

Silk previously 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 from the pair that 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.

READ MORE: Diamond & Silk Respond to Backlash Over Claiming COVID-19 is ‘Media Hoax’ to Hurt Trump [VIDEO]

The pair appeared on Fox News as weekly contributors for network’s streaming service Fox Nation. They sisters dish about their departure in their new book, “Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch?,” which is scheduled to be released later this week.

“Here is the crazy thing, y’all,” Silk writes in the book, according to the Daily Beast. “Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham were questioning the same things we were questioning about the virus and pandemic. The very same questions we had raised were being discussed openly on Fox News. Why were our Fox Nation videos dialed back because they were deemed overly political, but it was OK for others on the network to talk about politics, even down to asking some of the same questions we had? … When you really think about it, was this part of the systemic racism that everybody was talking about?”

Diamond co-signed, asking, “How in the hell was it OK for the white show host to ask the same questions and talk about the same things that we were speaking about, but our video content was dialed back for being overly political? We were all asking the same questions and talking about the same thing.”

Meanwhile, FOX is dust in the wind now, as Diamond and Silk recently inked a deal with Newsmax earlier this month.

Will you purchase their new book? Sound off in the comments below. 

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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