The documentary centered on Russell Simmons’ alleged sexual misconduct allegations isn’t even out yet and is already stirring chatter. Oprah Winfrey’s attachment to the project doesn’t sit well with some members of the Black community.
50 Cent blasted Winfrey for focusing on the Black sexual predators when there are more white sexual predators who have been publicly shamed. “No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this sh*t is sad,” Fif wrote on social media.
The Simmons family has been on mute about the allegations but Angela Simmons broke her silence in an interview with Bossip. “I’m going to stand by my family. I’m not going to get in between all of that, it’s not my place. No one wants to see their family getting hurt. He has daughters.” She added: “My uncle knows what he’s done…but I don’t necessarily want to shine a light on that.”
Fifty isn’t the only one shocked by Oprah’s target. Russell spoke out on social media last week. “Shocking how many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money,” he wrote on Instagram. “Maybe you should name your documentary ‘FLAVOR OF LOVE’!? In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone.”