Did Toni Snow’s anti-Semitic remark get the Snow Sisters fired from Texas Flip and Move?

Toni Snow of DIY Network hit Texas Flip and Move recently came under fire for using an anti-Semitic term in an episode that made it on air. Since that episode’s mid-January airing, both Toni Snow and DIY offered apologies, and DIY appears to have temporarily adjusted Texas Flip and Move‘s schedule — but fans are up in arms over what they fear is the Snow Sisters’ removal from the cast.

The New York Post was the first to report on Toni Snow’s comment, which came in the “Snow Sisters’ School Bus Flip” episode on January 12th. (As of this writing, the episode’s description still appears on DIY’s site.) In the episode, Toni and her sister Donna spent almost $27,000 converting a $300 school bus into a home, which attracted the attention of a musician.

The sisters’ initial post-renovation offer was $36,000, and the musician accepted immediately. When he didn’t try to bargain with them, Toni said, “You’re not even gonna bicker a little bit…Jew us down?” Added Donna, “You’re not even gonna blink an eye?”



DIY was quick to offer an apology for the Post‘s article:

On a recent episode of Texas Flip N Move, an inappropriate comment, unfortunately, made it past our team. We were made aware of the issue shortly after it aired, and immediately pulled the episode to edit it for future broadcast. We apologize unreservedly for any offense caused.

The next day, Toni Snow, one of the most beloved cast members of a show known for its accessibility and fan outreach, offered her own apology across the Snow Sisters’ social media platforms:

I am deeply sorry that in a recent episode of Texas Flip N Move I used a negative phrase that was a hurtful stereotype about members of the Jewish community. The comment was insensitive and inappropriate and I sincerely regret using any words that have the power to hurt anybody. I won’t do so again.

Sincerely,
Toni

In the weeks since, though, a small group of devoted Texas Flip and Move fans have begun protesting what they believe is an unfair scrubbing of the Snow Sisters from DIY’s schedule. The show, which regularly airs in a multi-hour block on Friday nights, did not air on Friday, January 19th — the first Friday after the “Snow Sisters’ School Bus Flip” episode — or on Friday, January 26th. And a fan petition further claims that the Snow Sisters have been edited out of the show’s intro.

However, Texas Flip and Move did return on Friday, February 2nd — which, as the Snow Sisters themselves explained to a fan on Twitter, is when Season 8 was scheduled to debut.

In addition, while the official Texas Flip and Move page on DIY’s site doesn’t list bios for any of its cast members, the site linked to the show’s official Facebook page does, and that page still lists both Donna and Toni Snow among the show’s cast.

We’ve reached out to Scripps, DIY’s parent network, for clarification, and will update this article if we hear back.

UPDATE 12:50 PM – DIY Network’s official response is as follows: “As it relates to the topic you reference in your inquiry, we won’t be sharing further information about the network’s plans or activities.”

(Photo credit: Toni Snow via Facebook)


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  • jake johns

    so tired of the loud mouthed bigots in this country.. they’re the same people who say racism and bigotry don’t exist in this country. When can we vote them all off the island?

  • Dragon warrior

    The PC BS needs to stop. If you sanatize all speech what’s next? What words do we ban next? When does it stop? The snow sister were the best part of Texas Flip. Bring them back. #boycottdiynetwork

    • Rose

      Since the snow sistera are not on the show its gotten so bornin I just stop watching it.

  • Dragon warrior

    People who want to live in a PC world need to move to Russia or China because there if you step out of their PC belief there they shoot you. Has DIY gone PC nuts?

  • Sue Davis

    If Toni and Donna is not on the show I WONT BE WATCHING. This is POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TAKE TO A NEW LEVEL … PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER BEING OFFENDED AT EVERY LITTLE OLD THING ..I GET OFFENDED ALL THE TIME. YOU DONT SEE ME GETTING ALL OUT OF SORTS.

  • Trish B

    If Donna andToni are gone so am I. I’m so sick of people taking offense to every little comment. Toni certainly didn’t mean to insult any one and DIY knows it. Jewing someone down has been a phrase that has been around forever and it’s not derogatory unless you want to take it that way. So DIY put your big girl panties on and get the girls back or there’s going to be a lot of us offended that you chose to stand by and watch this happen.

  • Scott Edborg

    if the show is taped why was this edited out?

  • Lynn Doolen

    I love the snow sisters and I want them back on and more often. I am not concerned about what was said. These ladies don’t have a mean bone in there body. They are much more fun and entertaining than the others. I do enjoy this show but I want to see Toni andDonna.

  • Tecklapoohbear Sweetwine

    Donna and Toni make the show.
    I’m sick of hearing how somebody was offended. Everything you say is going to offend somebody as an African American woman I can’t live my life getting offended when somebody says I should be offended. I love the snow sisters and I can’t wait to see them return if they don’t return I will stop watching it

    • Jan Major

      I agree, the best episodes are with the Snow sisters in them. Also, here in The Bahamas, since time immemorial we have used that saying here with not a malicious thought in mind – very simply meaning ‘to get cheaper’. Please bring them back and have them on more often.

  • Lewis Hughes

    Bring the sisters back!!! Bring the sisters back!!!! BRING THE SISTERS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Margaret C

    please bring the Snow Sisters back. My Jewish friends saw the show. They even use the term their selves. We know that Toni did not mean anything against us.

  • keith collins

    No Toni, No Donna…… No Me watching DIY! Good people, Nothing bad about her intention.

  • Terri Jenkins

    I like Casey but no snow sisters I am probably done. They were the show