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Russell Simmons Weighs In on Tiffany Haddish’s Police Brutality Comments

Tiffany Haddish recently uploaded a video message addressing police brutality in which she revealed the way in which she is choosing to protest in the new year.

“When police stop killing Black people, I’ll stop wearing fur. It’s my new protest,” she said.”So sorry PETA, don’t be mad at me! Be mad at the police!”

This statement, of course, garnered some criticism including that of Russell Simmons.

Russell Simmons took some issue with Haddish’s comments, prompting him to share his opinions on the issue.

The music mogul noted that while police brutality is something that should be protested at every turn, no good comes from hurting one living thing to protest another.

“White supremacy is a disease that takes on many forms and has many symptoms, the abuse of other beings will not address that,” he wrote in a now-deleted Twitter post. “I love you Tiffany, but I wish you could reconsider this route of protest.”

Simmons also reiterated how important it is to speak up about discrimination.

“Silence is LOUD, and unless you too speak up with me you are guilty of all that your brothers and sisters do,” he said.

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