Posted by Bossip Staff
Russell Simmons decided to let some of you people out there who disagree with black men dipping their choco stick into the vanilla dip know how he feels:
I am of the view as a philanthropist and businessman that all press is good if it can help me as a brand or bring in more money to my five charities-especially in this time of economic crisis when every charity is struggling to keep afloat. However, I do find this blatent racism offensive. Just last week I was out with my friend Veronica Verikova and the next day had to read about “uncle Russell’s brand new blonde bust down”. She doesn’t deserve that, nobody does! And yes, it is offensive.
Some people believe that if you date a person from another race you are somehow denying who you are. They believe that dating someone with a different skin color somehow makes you a self-hater, loathing that which makes you yourself. They believe that it’s an insult to your parents, ancestors, heritage and community. I find this view much more telling about the people who say this than about those who do find a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional connection with someone who looks different than themselves.
What do Bossipers think about the writings of BDR? That 5 percenter game he is spitting is tight, and he does read your comments, so let’s get on with the get on and start discussing this ‘ish.