Paula Deen isn’t the only one who is in trouble over racial slurs. Russell Simmons offended many people with his comedic video. Russell’s YouTube channel “All Def Digital YouTube” was just launched and already he is apologizing for one of his parody videos, “Harriet Tubman sex video.” The scene is about Harriet Tubman hiding a black man in her closet so he can video tape Harriet having sex with her white slave master to gain freedom.
The film immediately had repercussions and the NAACP was not pleased. So Russell removed the video. This is the first time he has ever had to take a video down because of a controversial comedian.
According to the Global Grind, Russell had this to say, "My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of 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. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry."
Najee Ali, female civil rights activist, is calling for a boycott of Def Jam, clothing line Phat Farm and any other business that Russell Simmons' is a part of or has business interests.
According to eurweb.com, Khadijah Muhammad of Project Islamic Hope made this comment about Paula Deen. “African-Americans were outraged by Paula Deen's racist comments. Yet Simmons, who should have known better, should be held to the same standard."