Report: Diamond and Silk Will No Longer Appear on Fox News
Since the early days of the pandemic, Fox News has been accused of downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. A number of hosts and personalities on the show went as far as referring to the coronavirus as a hoax.
There has been at least one lawsuit filed against the network over their coverage of the situation. And one host, Trish Regan, has been removed from the air over comments about COVID-19. According to the Daily Beast, the network will be cutting ties with Diamond and Silk, personalities who appear on a number of Fox shows.
Justin Baragona writes, “Fox News has cut ties with MAGA vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk, who had contributed original content to the network’s streaming service Fox Nation since shortly after its late 2018 launch.”
The two women, whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, have also appeared at White House events hosted by Donald Trump. Iowa Congressman Steve King invited Diamond and Silk to the 2019 State of the Union address.
Like Regan, the duo is reportedly being removed for their comments about COVID-19. During a late March livestream, Diamond said, “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 continued, “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?”
Neither Fox nor Diamond and Silk have commented on the matter.