Bradley Manning, a gay, atheist, and innocent bright-eyed young man with a bright future ahead of him, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for blowing the whistle on the sins and outright egregiously bad behavior of the Obama Administration. This man was sentenced to prison after being abused like a prisoner in Abu Ghraib and made to go through an excruciating trial where he was embarrassed in front of the entire Pentagon War Department Citizen Tribunal and world.
What is funny about making a “sex video” about a real person who existed (Harriet Tubman) and making light of both slavery and Harriet’s plight and work? I love a good parody or satire as much as anyone, and I love all kinds of inappropriate humor (I love American Dad and like Family Guy), but this was neither good, funny, hilarious, nor appropriate. Russell Simmons apologized and said that he “get(s) it,” but he really doesn’t.