Def Comedy Jam founder Russell Simmons launched his new “All Def Digital” YouTube page today with what was supposed to be comedic video of abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman having sex with a slave owner and blackmailing him with a tape of their private activity.
According to NewsOne.com, the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” begins with Tubman plotting with a black male slave: “This our only chance to getting freedoms" (video below).
The black male then hides in the closet while Tubman welcomes her white slave owner into the bedroom and they have wild sex (with clothes on).
After the sex is over, Tubman tells the slave owner about her “leverage” and how she plans to expose his “Negro-loving ways" with the sex video.
Simmons promoted the parody video on Twitter as “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen," but later removed the video and the tweet.
Simmons then issued an apology: "In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I’ve never taken down a controversial comedian. When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed."
"I’m a very liberal person with thick skin. My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there’s still tremendous injustice. And with Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master? I thought it was politically correct. Silly me. I can now understand why so many people are upset. I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry."
WARNING: Offensive Language and Simulated, Clothed Sex