One of the most heroic freedom fighters and abolitionist to ever lived passed away on this day, Queen Harriet Tubman. #whm
If you honor her memory please sign petition to stop the disrespect of her image by Russell Simmons consigning on the mockery called the Harriet Tubman sex tape! To anybody that does creative work you need to be mindful of the jobs/roles! Why would a black woman degrade herself to this level of disrespect for a moment of shine is beyond me, but I grieve for the woman as all those involved: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!https://www.change.org/petitions/russell-simmons-all-def-digital-remove-and-apologize-for-harriet-tubman-sextape-4?fb_action_ids=10101471813620688&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=victory_share_links&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B377333835727112%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%22victory_share_links%22%5D
The ancestors, from those who perished during the Trans-Atlantic Slave voyage to the souls who were raped and murdered on American soil, are turning over in their graves in utter disgust at the reality that a venture backed by a Black man would disrespect their sacred history by parodying it with a sex tape of their struggles.
On the very first day Russell Simmon‘s “All Def Digital” YouTube page was born, it managed to desecrate Harriet Tubman – one of the greatest Americans our country has even known.
All Def Digital published a video titled the “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape,” which parodies the efforts of a woman who successfully lead hundreds of enslaved Black men and women to freedom. During the three and half minute clip, the implication is that the only way Ms. Tubman was able to free so many Black people was for her to sleep with their White plantation owners.
But there is something even more disturbing about this clip: The disrespect for the dignity of Black women. It is impossible to calculate the number of times plantation overseers — or any White man, for that matter — raped and sexually brutalized female slaves in front of their husbands.