Shots Fired: Russell Simmons Slams André Leon Talley
Russell Simmons is firing back at fashion connoisseur André Leon Talley after André said designers should ban Simmons from attending their shows at fashion week.
“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.”
Simmons took a beating in the press earlier this year after he foolishly thought it would be funny to produce a sketch comedy video about a Harriet Tubman sex tape.
Despite that faux pas, Simmons took to Twitter to defend himself, calling out André’s lack of credentials in the process.
“I’m really sincerely sorry @andreleontally. FYI, I’ve done more for Blacks in fashion and gay rights than you. Can I get a break/seat?”
“Where were you on marriage equality @ gay pride, don’t ask, don’t tell? Did you help change fed policy LAST WEEK on mandatory minimum sentencing.”
Uncle Rush has a point, but who sides are you on in this battle of the fashion divas?