Russell Simmons isn’t taking Andre Leon Talley’s criticism sitting down. The Numero Russia editor-at-large lambasted Russell for the Harriet Tubman sex tape posted on his YouTube channel, saying:
“I don’t think Russell Simmons should be seated on anybody’s front row this week after having done that disgusting Harriet Tubman sex tape. He is a man of great achievement. He is a great philanthropist….why would he think it would be an honorable thing to do? He said he thought it was funny. That is not funny it is outrageously disrespectful to the legacy and history of Harriet Tubman and to the struggle.”
Russell Simmons responded by apologizing for the video for the third time, before throwing jabs at Andre Leon Talley and claiming he’s more socially active than the famed fashion editor.
What do you think of Russell’s response?