Apology not accepted!
Media Mogul Russell Simmons recent depiction of iconic trail blazer and historical civil rights figure Harriett Tubman was disgraceful, hurtful and a painful reminder of plantational rape of female slaves. A journey of sexual humiliation, fury, aggression saturated and emotional and physical pain. Strangely paved the way for the success of African Americans today, a obvious fact that Simmons himself recognizes … I guess he just randomly landed on Plymouth rock!
Russell Simmons nationally aired youtube sex parody of Harriett Tubman abolitionist, humanitarian, freedom leader/fighter for The Underground Railroad, a War veteran & Nurse has been just as harmful as any racist or modern-day rapper who spits misogynistic lyrics.
Simmons, the father of two racially mixed female children has not at this time, given a direct apology to the descendants of Harriett Tubman nor African American Women in general. PLEASE ENJOY THIS POSITIVE VIDEOBIOGRAPHY OF HARRIET TUBMAN (someone to be proud of).
“Civil rights Activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, is calling for a boycott of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons‘ business interests in response to Simmons’ production of the so-called “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” comedy skit.
“Russell Simmons’ half hearted, and weak apology is not being accepted by many outraged African Americans. 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 and just can’t apologize his way out of this. We’re calling for an immediate boycott of all his business products and companies which include DefJam, PhatFarm and RushCard,” stated Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope.
“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,”