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Russell Simmons & Andre Leon Talley Shade Fest! 'I've Done More For Blacks In Fashion & Gay Rights Than You'

Notably-not-gay former Vogue editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley decided to send some shade (presumably from one of his massive furs) in the direction of noted LGBT ally and mega-successful entrepreneur Russell Simmons during New York Fashion Week. 

Talley tells The Grio: “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," André said. "He is a man of great achievement. He is a great philanthropist -- why would he think it would be an honorable thing to do? He said he thought it was funny. That is not funny, it is outrageously disrespectful to the legacy and history of Harriet Tubman and to the struggle.”

Talley is referring to the "comedic" Harriet Tubman video that aired on Simmons' YouTube channel and was subsequently removed when many people cried foul. Simmons later apologized for the offense. 

However, it doesn't appear that Simmons is up for being chastised by Andre and he unleashed his own torrent of truth tea on Twitter!

Uh oh! Simmons just told Andre to take a damn seat!

Who's coming out on top of this shade fest, Instincters?

 

Image Source (H/T: HuffPo)

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Oh, snap! Ms. Talley 'bout to snatch off her wig & do some hurt.

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