Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

I really don’t like calling anyone out because I understand that no one is perfect and as human beings all of us are naturally designed for errors and mistakes. But the mental challenges and disrespect from some of the otherwise respected and so-called leaders, and what they do to our ancestors are deplorable. Russell Simmons could only wish he had done something or anything as significant as our Lady called Moses. Russell you know better!!!

Have our culture digressed to such a low state of discussed where the likes of a Hustle Simmons or a Little Wayne, who disrespected the legacy of little Emmitt Till, would do such deplorable acts of disrespect. Have they forgotten that these legends were at least partially responsible for both being in the position they are in today.

I won’t go so far as to compare them to the “House Niggers” Brother Malcolm X referred too but I will call them sell-outs for money that caused their disrespect to the legacy of our past. Tubman spent nearly 30 years as a slave before escaping in 1849. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom as part of the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad.

The 55-year-old Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records, is old enough to know better and should be ashamed. I am one who will call his actions a DISGRACE! Although he wrote Thursday that he “can now understand why so many people are upset… and that he’s “sincerely sorry” to those offended by the clip”. Simmons should know that although he removed the video, it still lives online.

Russell I HAD some measure of respect for you and some of the things you’ve done – BUT THIS has removed all or what little respect you earned from me. I will not purchase anything connected to you or your entities ever again. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…

1 comment:

Sid Silhouette Johnson said...

I black listed Russell Simmons when the news was first released. So, I'm with you. The question remains: what type of people defines his circle of influence? Why would he think insulting a legendary icon could gain him favor!?