Diamond & Silk Forced to Delete Tweet Making Baseless Suggestion People Go Out to Develop Coronavirus Immunity (UPDATE)


Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite

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 is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. The account will be locked until the account owner removes the Tweet,” Twitter said.

The tweet has since been deleted, and it appears Diamond & Silk are back into their account.

This post has been updated with additional information.

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