Civility lecturer Russell Simmons published a “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” video that he called the “funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” Because, y’know, LOL at slave rape humor and the pornification of the heroic Tubman.
After his “buddies from the NAACP” called, Simmons removed the degrading video and reminded everyone how awesomely liberal he is. The hip-hop tycoon apologized “if people r hurt” and retweeted a message declaring him “da Harriet Tubman for our generation.”
Here we go again: Liberalism as a defense against the indefensible.
Yes, won’t that be fascinating?
Can we expect beer summits and personal phone calls and the White House leading a national conversation on racism and misogyny? Will President Obama declare that his supporter, Russell Simmons, “could have been me“? Or will Simmons get a pass since he didn’t do anything as offensive as slipping on a rubber Obama mask?
Oh, there might very well be a phone call from the White House:
Stay tuned for the inevitable liberal hypocrisy.
The free passes are out there, however, the spankings are a far cry from the outrage inspired by the Missouri rodeo clown in an Obama mask.
Lefty UPenn professor Anthea Butler wanted to imprison the creator of that crappy YouTube video that wasn’t responsible for the terrorist attack in Benghazi last year. She’s more than willing to school Simmons, but it looks like he’ll get off without jail time.
Then there’s the ol’ publicity stunt excuse:
Let’s close this out with some delicious retweets of Simmons’ past tweets.
As we know, self-awareness is super hard for Simmons.