Russell Simmons Still Doesn't Get It ...That was Harriet Tubman!
But there's still hope for Russell
In the following interview Russell Simmons seems to not be giving the seriousness to the topic at hand as he should...
Yes Russell you have apologized... but you do have daughters and nieces that are or will become women of African American ancestry. What did you say to them or might say in the future?
Russell you chose to give your first interview regarding this controversy to an interviewer from another You Tube content partner. Really Russell? Still promoting!?! (shrug) (huh?)
This is not an entertainment story.
This controversy warranted an interview by an experienced journalist. Not someone in awe of your celebrity.
Maybe you could have chosen Michael Skolnik, the editor-in-chief at your own Global Grind website and who says he knows your heart. He did a great job of reporting during the Zimmerman trial and is a board member of the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
Remember Russell, when you try too hard to make something funny, it probably isn't.
The only reason why we think Russell Simmons might finally get it is the following tweet.
The last few dayz I have been speaking to some of the direct descendants of Harriet Tubman. (Rita and Geraldine Daniels).
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 17, 2013
@UncleRUSH We thank you for accepting responsibility for the video...... We're moving towards the right direction #newfriend
— Rita Daniels (@Danielsrita09) August 17, 2013
Just Saw Russell Simmons Produced Skit "HARRIET TUBMAN SEXTAPE.I Ask Why Do We Desecrate Our Ancestors?Why Do We Hate Ourselves?QUESTION???
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 15, 2013
Russell Simmons made a movie out of Toure's cousin's tweet. But y'all are what? Hoping to be invited to the Hamptons and not saying nothing?
— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) August 15, 2013