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Russell Simmons Issues An Apology For Harriet Tubman Sketch Video On ADD!

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After a huge internet backlash from the sketch video his website All Def Digital posted yesterday, Russell Simmons had to issue an apology -and after the national office of the NAACP stepped in.

If you are not familiar, Simmons’ video, titled Harriet Tubman ‘Sex Tape’ Comedy Skit was a parody of Tubman in the bedroom with her slave master in some very compromising positions. After we posted it, we heard from a lot of you who complained meanwhile  folks on Twitter reacted, and before you know it the video was pulled.

Anyway, here is the official apology from Simmons:

“In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I’ve never taken down a controversial comedian,” Simmons wrote. “When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed.I’m a very liberal person with thick skin. My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of the actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there’s still tremendous injustice. And with Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master? I thought it was politically correct. Silly me. I can now understand why so many people are upset. I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.”

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  1. Robert Anderson

    You African Americans Should be ashamed to Joke in such a way of Harriet Tubman, Just a Brave Black Woman her an others, Just as Mississippi born Biddy Mason Who help Finance all her trips an had a huge bounty on her head. she owned what is now downtown Los
    Angeles in the 1860,s. Sad Black World When you can get RICH Cracking black jokes, an can not Feed our self at black owned Food Stores, where over 70% of Black pay rent to other races an our dollars do not circulate, happy shopping at Walmart.


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