Vogue Editor: Russell Simmons Should Not Be In Front Row
New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but folks are talking more about veteran Vogue Editor Andre Leon Talley’s comments on Russell Simmons than the Fall 2014 collection.
The fashion expert had some choice words after he saw Simmons sitting front row at last week’s event.
Talley stated that Simmons “had no place” at this year’s highly anticipated fashion show, and still seems to have a little shade for him after his Harriet Tubman sex tape parody.
“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.”
The “sex tape,” released on the mogul’s YouTube channel last month, features an actress dressed as Harriet Tubman preparing to engage in sexual activity with her white slave master.
Another slave was filming the incident.
Simmons took to Twitter to respond to Talley’s comments, saying “I’m really sorry @andreleontalley. FYI I’ve done more for blacks in fashion and gay rights than you, can I get a break/seat?”
While most of us have put the incident behind us, it sounds like Mr. Talley isn’t quite ready to forgive Simmons just yet.
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