Tidal and Revolt TV have pulled an episode of the podcast and video series “Consume Champs” following backlash over its addition of a brand-new interview with Russell Simmons, the previous record executive who has been implicated of sexual attack and misconduct by 20 women
As of Tuesday night, the episode, posted earlier in the day, no longer appears on Tidal or Revolt TV, which produces the podcast and video series, and most of the social networks posts promoting the episode have actually been taken down Agents for Tidal did not have a remark when reached by TheWrap, and agents for Revolt TELEVISION, founded by Sean Combs, did not right away respond to TheWrap’s ask for comment.
Previously in the day, “Drink Champs” co-host N.O.R.E. excused the episode, stating he had not been “completely knowledgeable about what was going on” with Simmons, who has actually formerly denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him. “I just wanted to put black guys together who are effective for an effective convo!!! Moving on I will be more familiar with guests and who and how they exist,” N.O.R.E. wrote on Twitter
His comments followed domestic violence activist and writer Sil Lai Abrams– who was recently included in the HBO Max documentary “ On the Record,” which information some of the sexual assault accusations versus Simmons– questioned on Twitter why Tidal, which is owned by Jay-Z, was offering Simmons a platform to discuss social justice problems and “whitewash” his tradition. She likewise pointed to how earlier this month, Simmons was a visitor on the podcast and radio reveal “The Breakfast Club.”
” By silently giving him an unchallenged voice on their media platforms they make a substantial statement: Black survivors of sexual violence are an irrelevant casualty of hip hop,” Abrams tweeted. “The most effective Black males in the market are rallying to the defense of Russell Simmons. They are actively taking a stance AGAINST Black ladies.”
In a separate statement sent out to TheWrap, Abrams included, “Twice is a pattern. It needs to not be incumbent upon survivors to continue to hold perpetrators accountable by policing media outlets.”
Quickly after Abrams spoke up, another guest on the show, Temple University teacher and BET News host Marc Lamont Hill, stated he wasn’t informed in advance that Simmons would be on the program and that he had actually formerly asked for that Simmons’ parts not be aired.
” When the program was aired, Russell was not on it. I assumed that my request was honored. Today, I see a Part 2 was posted with his commentary included. I am beyond dissatisfied that this is the case,” Hill tweeted. “I stand with, and totally believe, the women who have stepped forward about Russell’s sexual violence. I am sorry that I shared space with somebody who has actually triggered such harm without responsibility. Although I had NO CONCEPT he ‘d be on, I am nevertheless deeply sorry that I was a part of it.”
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