Diamond & Silk Forced to Delete Tweet Making Baseless Suggestion People Go Out to Develop Coronavirus Immunity (UPDATE)
Fox Nation hosts Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, more commonly known as Diamond and Silk, are floating new advice to their followers amidst the coronavirus pandemic: go outside and stop quarantining.
The advice from the duo was sent out in a tweet Wednesday afternoon: “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!”
Diamond and Silk’s latest remarks telling people to become “immune” by going “out in the environment” undermine the advice of President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the CDC.
Fox News licenses Diamond & Silk’s content for their streaming network Fox Nation, after the duo earned the attention of Trump and began appearing on the network’s top programs.
A Twitter spokesperson told Mediaite that the duo were locked out of their account as a result of the tweet.
The tweet has since been deleted, and it appears Diamond & Silk are back into their account.
This. Will. Get. People. Killed. https://t.co/V4eKzVUz4q
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 8, 2020
Noted virologists diamond and silk https://t.co/7t9KCOHXlu
— Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) April 8, 2020
— Jason Abbruzzese (@JasonAbbruzzese) April 8, 2020
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 8, 2020
Fox Nation, which is controlled by Rupert & Lachlan Murdoch, pays Diamond and Silk money for their opinions
That includes dangerous and anti-science opinions like this. Just because tweets like this don’t end up on their show, doesn’t mean the Murdochs can disassociate from them pic.twitter.com/Jv3h8x0vVB
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) April 8, 2020
drs diamond and silk say QUARANTINE IN THE WOODS https://t.co/l7BXNmS6eJ
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 8, 2020
Fox News hosts and immunology experts Diamond and Silk. pic.twitter.com/S6ul8TdhLE
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) April 8, 2020
This is a dangerous and irresponsible use of a platform. https://t.co/kOgmYLM3TO
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) April 8, 2020
It is absolutely vital that these two begin developing tornado immunity. https://t.co/PwPc35uJxL
— man it’s a hot zone, (@Mobute) April 8, 2020
It’s Opposite Day https://t.co/3kGvncjFkm
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) April 8, 2020
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 8, 2020
Meanwhile, these two geniuses are out there encouraging people to get sick and die. https://t.co/RsZvj6f5wB
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) April 8, 2020
Slap a warning label on this product https://t.co/ZwBJuQGnbv
— Robert Draper (@DraperRobert) April 8, 2020
There it is, folks – the dumbest tweet I’ve seen all day. https://t.co/UzE789Gyxh
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) April 8, 2020
This post has been updated with additional information.
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