So Russell Simmons Is Developing A New Harriet Tubman Story And Fredrick Douglass Mini-Series?

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August 20, 2013 ‐ By
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Source: DVSIL / iPhotoLive.com/WENN.com

Since last week, Russell Simmons has tried to get on everyone’s good side after his comedy channel All Def Digital released that Harriet Tubman Sex Tape. In said “sex tape,” Tubman devises a plan to have sexual relations with her slave owner in order to blackmail him so that the Underground Railroad can  function without any problems. Simmons and his team thought it was hilarious and others, not so much, especially Harriet Tubman’s family members. Simmons apologized for creating the video, and surprisingly the great-great grandnieces of Harriet Tubman, Rita and Geraldine Daniels, accepted his apology.  Now word is Russell Simmons has decided to create another video that will depict Harriet Tubman’s values the correct way.

On Saturday, Russell Simmons tweeted:

 

Rita Daniels responded:

Although the Daniels sisters have kissed and made up with Russel Simmons,  those on  Twitter let Simmons know he is still not off the hook. Regardless of what others may say or think Russell Simmons has his eye on another historical African-American figure.

Finding out this information has led Simmons to mention he is inspired to create  a miniseries based on the life of Fredrick Douglass. According to Shadow And Act,  although Russell Simmons seems to be excited about producing  videos of Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass’s lives, nothing is set in stone yet.  Plus do we even trust him with these historic figures anymore?

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  • Barren Boe

    Wow……

  • Candacey Doris

    I would rather he not do anything at all. I am very suspicious of anything this out of touch, and outright wrong man does now.

  • Jhee Ehm

    (Eyebrow raise)
    We’ll see how he does.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thesapphireempress96?feature=results_main A.J.

    Oh, for crying out….really? He’s pouring salt on a wound and it’s not going to work. If he had respect for his history and his people, he never would have done this mess in the first place! Personally, I wouldn’t have accepted that excuse for an apology.

  • MumsyM

    The family just wants to make a couple bucks off this mess. I say, go ahead an make it, then watch people boycott the hell out of his project and entire brand!

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    Oh i get it, THIS is his ‘I’m sowwy(n lisp, lol) for the offensive video that I refoosed to appallagize about

  • Patricia

    So, after that half so called apology,(which I don’t believe he was sincere about), he decided to do the family a favor in making a movie now to clean up the damage that he has done. The family can buy the apology, I don’t buy it even thought I am not apart of the family.

  • Patricia

    So, after that half so called apology,(which I don’t believe he was sincere about), he decided to do the family a favor in making a movie now to clean up the damage that he has done. The family can buy the apology, I don’t buy it even thought I am not apart of the family.

    • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

      He apologized? Oh I must have been thinking of ole dude who refused to admit it was a tasteless act…

      • Live_in_LDN

        Yeah it was one of those horrible ‘sorry YOU were offended’ kind of apologies.

        • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

          I wonder if it affected his viewers and subscribers yet…

  • Live_in_LDN

    For some reason, despite all his best efforts (or lack there of), I can still imagine this Tubman to be a overweight, illiterate, dim witted, mammy type. I’m very pessimistic about this.

    • Ajavee

      My thoughts exactly. He has a negative view of Black women.

      He can try all he wants but the damage has been done.