Posted: 10:14 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
By Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
(AllHipHop News) Russel Simmons recently celebrated he inception of his new YouTube Channel All Def Digital with some original content: Harriet Tubman’s Sex Diaries.
In the video, Tubman has sex with her white slave master while another slave watches in order to blackmail him for Tubman and the slaves to leave. The video, which has a YouTube warning for adult content before viewing, shows simulation of sex acts in a comedic manner.
All Def Digital‘s head honcho called the video “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen” in a tweet from his personal Twitter account. Simmons deleted his praise for video but once again the age of social media proves its preservation skills:
— The Moxie Sophic (@TheMoxieSophic) August 15, 2013
Simmons removed the video from his channel and issued a statement citing contact from the NAACP along with the public outcry as influential in his decision to remove the video:
In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I’ve never taken down a controversial comedian. When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed.
I’m a very liberal person with thick skin and it’s hard to offend me. 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 Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master, I thought it was politically correct. Silly me. I guess I’m older now and instead of fighting for one piece of content, I can understand why so many people are upset. I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.
He also posted this on Twitter:
I I guess I have a sensitivity chip missing. Lol. Haven’t been in trouble since defjam. Sorry if people r hurt :-(
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 15, 2013
The video was reuploaded by YouTube user Peter Cashing and can be viewed below. This is entirely not safe for work: