Russell Simmons Responds to Andre Leon Talley’s Criticism: ‘I Earned My Seat’


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Nearing the end of New York Fashion Week earlier this week, former Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley boldly declared that Russell Simmons should be banned from front-row seats at the event. Talley’s statement came after Simmons uploaded a Harriet Tubman sex tape on YouTube last month.

The fashion industry veteran said: “I think anyone that is a person of achievement on the front row that has achieved a great deal – be they black or white – is a good thing. I don’t think Russell Simmons should be seated on anybody’s front row this week after having done that disgusting Harriet Tubman sex tape.”

As news of the scathing remarks caught Simmons attention, he swiftly responded with a series of tweets yesterday. Check out the screen shot below:

russell simmonsDid both men raise valid points?

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