After being banned from Wakanda, in a blatant act of discrimination and an example of the erasure of women of color, News commentators Diamond and Silk were deemed “unsafe to the community” by Facebook simply because they are
black women liars who spread misinformation.
Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, the two North Carolina sisters (they haven’t legally earned their right to be called “sistas”) famous for their laughable lacefronts and their support of Donald Trump, spoke out on Twitter Friday, blasting Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for censoring their content.
Q. Bic Zirconia and Polly Ester then went on Fox News to whine about the unfair bias by throwing shade at Black Lives Matter, dope boys and everything black.
One-half of the duo of unprecious minerals and worm excrement eschewed their usual Republican talking points and embraced left-leaning rhetoric by blaming their victimization on the fact that they are black women, while the other one supported her with “Mmm-hmms” usually reserved for old ladies sitting on the second row sucking peppermints during a Sunday sermon.
“We are two women. Two women of color, so how is our content, our brand, unsafe for the community?” said either Diamonique or Satin-esque. “We don’t sell drugs. We not laying out in the streets. We not no thugs. We don’t belong to no gang. So how are we unsafe to the community?” They continued:
Here’s the deal: We understand that Facebook is a private entity, but they’re open to the public. So when you open to the public, the rules have to be the same for everybody. I can’t go into the grocery store and you sell Silk white milk and only buy chocolate milk. I should be able to buy white milk if I want to buy white milk, too!
In an effort to get to the bottom of this outrageous display of racism, The Root examined Rhinestone and Rayon’s online content, compared it with Facebook’s user agreements and came up with 10 reasons the sisters might have been banned:
1. They spread fake news.
They repeatedly push conspiracy theories like Uranium One, pizza-gate and the unbelievable theory that Donald Trump has a brain.
2. Maybe they’re in Facebook jail.
I reported their lacefronts for multiple code-of-conduct violations, including lack of believability. I’m particularly offended by Diamond’s left-leaning side ponytail. Or maybe that’s Silk. Does it even matter?
3. They promote offensive content.
When I recall their rap video in response to Eminem’s anti-Trump freestyle, I throw up outside my mouth.
4. It was a copyright violation.
After all, they’re just a black, female, right-wing version of Beavis and Butthead.
5. They were kidnapped.
I still refuse to believe that these two women aren’t being held at gunpoint in an undisclosed location by alt-right terrorists who force them to shuck and jive for Slim Jims and Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.
6. They got noise complaints.
Why do they talk so loud? They don’t even need microphones. I’m sure they’ve shattered the eardrums of at least one or two of their fans.
7. They’re pornographic.
When I Googled “Ebony couple rides Republican penis while kissing white man’s anus” (purely for research purposes), the first 117 results were Diamond and Silk videos.
8. They’re funded by the Russians.
Only Vladimir Putin would believe that anyone could find Diamond and Silk interesting. I still find it hard to believe that the duo aren’t a pair of computer-generated Russian bots.
9. They’re racist.
One day we’ll find out that Diamond and Silk are just Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer wearing blackface and Remi No. 5 weave.
10. Maybe they actually bought the wrong milk.
Maybe Diamond and Silk’s milk analogy wasn’t an analogy. Maybe their hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., only allows them to buy chocolate milk, and they are outlaws. If this is the case, then I apologize. After all, it is obvious that the black Thelma and Louise prefer everything white.