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?



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  • Common Sense

    With Blacks like him and Wendy Williams, who needs the Klan? They do the Klan’s work!!!!!!

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  • Pepper

    “Can we just get along”??? LOL LOL

  • Luisa

    It’s sad to see grown men acting like first graders. smh.

  • Jess

    Russell Simmons should never have responded to this. Although, I agree with Mr. Talley, I hope he wasn’t un-invited to fashion week because of Mr. Talley’s opinion. However, I must say, regurgitating what you’ve done for others is simply déclassé. Stop using twitter to have discussions that should be done privately. Hopefully, Mr. Simmons still got his seats on the front rows of fashion week, if that was what this was about! Imagine a grown black, supposedly straight man upset about not getting fashion week VIP seats, hilarious!

    • apart from the Harriet Tubman sex tape, can anyone educate me on what has Russell Simmons have done for black people?