Russell Simmons Removes Controversial “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” Video and Issues Apology

Yesterday a “Sex Tape” of Harriet Tubman was uploaded to Russell Simmons’ YouTube channel and the internet went crazy!

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In the video Harriet Tubman, played by Shanno Malcolm, and another slave (YouTuber De Storm) decide to blackmail their master into letting her form the Underground Railroad by creating a sex tape. What is shown next is Harriet engaging in over the top sexual positions with her “massa” while her cohort is hiding in the closet filming everything.

After the video was released into this thing that we call the world wide web, many had something to say about it. Most were not happy thoughts. Here are just a few of the tweets that were directed at Russell Simmons:




Russell Simmons  issued this statement on Global Grind this morning:

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. 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.  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.

~Russell Simmons

I can see why people are mad, but the video was a parody. It kind of reminded me of the movie Inglorious Bastards. In the video they had Harriet Tubman turn around that rapes that were happening to black women and turned into “leverage” in order to succeed with her plan to help free slaves. Unfortunately the way the video was done destroyed the message.

The video is no longer on the All Def Digital channel but others have uploaded it to theirs. You can see it below:

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The MOST random person you’ll ever meet. Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. I love to do everything, but you have to know when you’re trying to do too much…I just haven’t realized that point yet!