Russell Simmons Boycott Effort Follows Harriet Tubman Sex Tape, "Weak Apology"

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Civil rights activist Najee Ali is urging a boycott of Russell Simmons in response to his now-infamous Harriet Tubman sex tape comedy skit and "weak" apology.

Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, wants to boycott all of Simmons‘ business interests over the video, which depicts Tubman having sex with a white slave owner.

Russell Simmons' apology didn't cut it either, she says:

“Russell Simmons’ half hearted, and weak apology is not being accepted ... to portray Tubman an icon and one of the most bravest women in our nations history in this manner is inexcusable."

“Slavery was not a joke."

"I doubt very seriously that Simmons would produce a comedy skit depicting a holocaust victim engaging in sexual acts with Hitler or a Nazi guard in order to secure her freedom."

"The Jewish community would never allow it. The African American community shouldn’t allow anyone to depict Tubman in this manner. Simmons has to be held accountable.'

As a result, "We’re calling for an immediate boycott of all his business products and companies which include DefJam, PhatFarm and RushCard.”

Khadijah Muhammad of Project Islamic Hope, seconded Ali:

“Simmons has essentially spit in the face of every black woman in the nation by disrespecting the legacy of Tubman. I’m not accepting his apology."

"African-Americans were outraged by Paula Deen’s racist comments. Yet Simmons, who should have known better, should be held to the same standard."

"If we’re going to be outraged by white Americans who we feel make racist comments and light of slavery, we should be just as outraged by Simmons’ ridiculing Tubman and the horrors of slavery."

Do you agree with their points? Or did Simmons' mea culpa, followed by his removal of the video from his website, put the matter to rest in your eyes?

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Black and white are "knot-races." They are states of mind. A very famous man once said that you should not judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Russell Simmons is a sexist, racist, color-struck--middle-aged--man who has been rejected repeatedly by attractive black women. And like every other man who believes himself to be an "alpha" male he cannot handle it.

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Boo-Hoo give me f--king break! You can find ten times worse racist porn smut with a few clicks of the keyboard...is she boycoting that?? Oh and that industry is ran bygreedy- libtard-porn-jews to make a buck just so ya know Najee.

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No one cares. All these ultra sensitive black folks need to grow thicker skins. If you can't take it then don't ditch it

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Hey Ali,go live live in Yemen you Muslim scumbag!!!

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Wasn't funny at all, but I think he was either trying to stir up controversy poking more fun at the fact that kids don't know who a certain person is unless they have a sex tape, but the topic should have been approached much differently and been actually funny. OR he had no clue that the people on his channel did this and lacked the maturity to do better. OR he did it intentionally to stir up controversy... in either instances, poor writing and directing... now, to the deeper matter... Slavery was worse psychologically on black Americans than physically. The media conditions us to remain angry and ill towards each other. Healing can only take place when we are able to see and forgive our own actions and remove hypocrisy, judgement, and self hate. Russell simmons meant no harm, but harm was done because the wounds on most are still so fresh. Why? Blacks are still mentally enslaved and the media works to keep all people that way regardless of creed or color. What he did was no different than what Seth MacFarlane does on family guy & the Cleveland show everyday. However, it just wasn't funny because it lacked clear purpose, cynicism, symbolism, etc. To ban Russell Simmons is pointless. At the end of the day, civil rights activists should work more on educating Black Americans on the truths that will free them and stop them from yelling victim at every single event. Awaken them to see that they are equal to every other being on this planet. Harriet Tubman did not deserve this, but neither does Helen Keller on Family Guy... Instead of boycotting Russell Simmons, boycott rap & R&B videos that depict women half naked objectifying themselves for a boy that glorifies all the capitalistic things that keep all Americans enslaved? Why not boycott BET & Fox that further perpetuates stereotypes and reverse racism? There's so much going on and it's much larger than Russell Simmons inability to sensor young minds that aren't capable of creating a message that meant something. He made a bad judgement call just as many others do on a daily. The themometer with Blacks are so temperamental. If Chappelle would have done it, nothing would have been said because he would have done it right. What's offensive? No one knows anymore because clearly, it's not 99% of the lyrics in today's pop music.... End Rant.

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I agree that Russel Simmons should be held "highly accountable" for his mis-judgement!!! It seems that the more money some black people make is tied to an phenomenon that makes them forget about there history and the sacredness of such.

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I never thought I would see it either!

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Whoa!
Are black people going to start demanding that other blacks adhere to the same standards as white people?
Never thought I would see that...

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