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Russell Simmons Takes A Stand For Love And Peace This Holiday Season - By Replacing Lowes' Withdrawn All American Muslim Ad Space!

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Russell Simmons Lowes All American Muslim America

So if you haven't already heard, Lowes made the very backward decision to pull their advertising from TLC's All-American Muslim after right-wing hate-mongers activists pressured them to do so.

As soon as the news hit, stars like Russell Simmons and Mia Farrow urged everyone to boycott the company.

But we're super proud and impressed to see that Russell has taken the next step in his stand for America and the peaceful AMERICAN Muslims living in this beautiful country.

With the show stood up by Lowes, he bought ALL of the advertising space, tweeting:

The show is now sold out! keep your money @lowes and we will keep ours

Wow! Way to go, Russ!! What a great way to lead by example and show the world was America is really about!

By the way, if you need any home improvement gear, Home Depot is the best!!!

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45 comments to “Russell Simmons Takes A Stand For Love And Peace This Holiday Season - By Replacing Lowes' Withdrawn All American Muslim Ad Space!”



  1. 1

    LOWES IS AWESOME!

    suck it Perez…….with your agenda bullshit….this is not celebrity news….



  2. 2

    Muslims and their "religion of peace" just beheaded a woman in Iran yesterday! Why not do a story on that! Becuz if this I'll be sure to buy my Christmas decorations at lowes and for everything else for my home improvent needs!



  3. 3

    I'm going to go shopping at Lowes' tonight, I stay clear of any store called Homo Depot.



  4. 4

    I have to wonder if we changed the word from "Muslim" to "Christian"if this would be an issue! For years the seculars have been trying to take the Christ out of Christmas, and nobody bats an eye! Seems like all the B-list celebrities are always try to take up an issue like this to bring attention to their weak careers.



  5. 5

    Since when are Mia Farrow and Russell Simmons not celebrities? I'm happy to see that people are standing up to this blantant ignorance Lowes has shown.



  6. 6

    Home Depot pulled ad space as well as 60 something other companies, please fact check before you endorse.



  7. 7

    it's people like those who have commented so far that shows a need for shows like All American Muslim….You all have your stereotypical blinders up…Not all Muslims are extrememists; the point of the show is to demostrate that…You all have obviously missed that point.



  8. 8

    @HAWTSTUFF: The Bible has just as much violence as the Quran, including permitting stoning and slavery. It's not the religion but the cultures that are backwards, don't confuse the two. How many muslim beheadings do you see in the US?



  9. 9

    There are more Muslims than any other religious group in the world. Lowe's has to know this, why can't they advertise anywhere they want. I don't care? If they refuse Muslims service, I would care very much. They are not doing that.



  10. 10

    I applaud Lowes for pulling their ads. They should have NEVER had sponsored this horrible show to begin with. It's a free Country and Lowes can pull or buy ad space as they see fit. Good for them - NOw I will no longer support Russell. This show should be taken off the air.



  11. 11

    Re: smithygirl – Christians don't wear wraps over their heads…dumbass!



  12. 12

    Re: Comments off C off – No their are more Mormons and Catholics than Muslims….where are you getting your information moron!



  13. 13

    So if you haven't already heard, Lowes made the very backward decision' of course this is your OPINION, most everyone else here dis-agrees with you. Also wasn't RS hanging onto occupys coattails, eventhough he is 1% another hypocrit



  14. 14

    Re: nikkigurl – no one on this site has stated that ALL MUSLIMS are extremenists…….

    learn to read first before you open your mouth.



  15. 15

    I have said this before and I will say it again. If you gave ANY Muslim person, a button that would remove all homosexuals, and any non Muslim for that matter, from this earth they would push it in a HEARTBEAT! They're close minded, racist, individuals, I know many of them…



  16. 16

    Re: SamIamnot – Whats really funny , in the article where he has high lited LOWES, and probably here when it is posted, The highlight brings up an ad for home depot. PEEREX being misleading and lieing AGAIN



  17. 17

    Re: Greens – For Muslims their religion is their culture all day everyday, unlike America where we are only Christians on Sundays and use common sense the other 6 days, we know not to be like that at all! Muslims are a dangerous ppl



  18. 18

    Re: Comments off C off – check you facts dumbass



  19. 19

    Re: triple M – what has wraps to do with ANYTHING?



  20. 20

    I agree with Lowe's.



  21. 21

    Re: nikkigurl – Maybe not all are but SOME ARE you stupid fuck.



  22. 22

    The comments I've been reading sound like their are from a bunch of ignorant fucks. Skimming through them only a few of you only have any statistical and academic knowledge, the rest are going off stereotypes or personal opinions, which is reinforcing the problem. I am not Muslim but I am aware that not all Muslim people go around chopping peoples heads off and other violent acts. I am also aware there are many peaceful Muslims as well. If Lowes wants to pull their advertising that's their choice, it will please some customers and offend others, but that's the risk you take in business. I don't think a Gossip Site is the best place to argue religion nor a place that would be filled with the most intellectual of beings, so there's no need for everyone to be at each other's throats.



  23. 23

    and people can complain about Lowes but we cant get the kardashians off TV??



  24. 24

    has to do something to pretend hes not part of the 1%. is there a guy more corporate who got more rich from stealing from minorities and keeping them down. theres your poster boy…hes one a you!!!!



  25. 25

    I've got secular muslim girlfriends who have grown up in Europe and in Canada. One is Malaysian, and her mother told her, "if you hook up with a muslim guy, I'll make you watch 'Not Without My Daughter'"!, the other girls have immigrated from North Africa, and they've been written off by their families because they won't marry muslim men since "they don't respect women" (their words). If muslims want to change the way non-muslims perceive them, then they should reassess their values instead of doing a TV show to try and make themselves look good!



  26. 26

    Re: raypearsonRe: triple M – I miss used the word "religious" but I assume by your name calling that you are to feeble minded to actually know any statistical data that would help you see the logic in the sentence. Muslims make up the largest pop in over 50 countries and while they may practice different religions there are more of them than any other population in the world and seeing the largest growth. If you had even basic knowledge, even elementary knowledge,… of Africa, Asia or even the Arab community you would have understood what I meant.



  27. 27

    Saudi Arabia just beheaded a woman for "sorcery".
    .
    The Moo Slum Death CULT at it again.
    .
    This Death CULT was founded for the express purpose of Global Domination BY VIOLENT MEANS.
    .
    And, Mario The Gay Nazi, the gays would be the first to die if they got their Global Caliphate.
    .
    That means YOU too.



  28. 28

    The TLC show isn't any more of an accurate depiction of Muslim life in the US than any of the Housewives shows. This is just a little PC action trying to get American's to think that Muslims are just like the rest of the populace. But they're not. They haven't stood up against the extremists that are killing in the name of Allah. They haven't been pushing for Western reform in their super closed off religious circles. They are staying silent at we slowly start seeing Muslim men carrying out the "honor killings". They stay silent as Sharia law (extreme Muslim law that pretty much goes against ALL Western thinking) slowly starts creeping into American (and European) courts. They are allowing the horrors of the Middle Eastern Islamic radicals get a foothold in this country. If they want to be seen as American's then they need to condemn the crazies that are ruining the world in the name of Islam. They need to start fitting into Western civilization instead of forcing Western Civ to change for them.

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


    29

    Re: Elron Hubbard - Con Man – Thing is, her offense wouldn't be called 'sorcery' in North America. The official claimed was that she had tricked people into giving her money, claiming that she could cure their illnesses. According to the report, she apparently charged up to $800 a session. It would be called fraud here. By our definition, she was beheaded for defrauding people.



  30. 30

    @HAWTNESS. Hurry! You're going to be late for your clan rally!



  31. 31

    Probably not the most expensive ad space, but that's still a chunk of change and might actually keep the show from getting the ax…like those women executed for "sorcery" in SA yesterday.



  32. 32

    Re: @v@ – Oh, that makes sense. I feel better now, knowing she was probably just a common criminal. Because, the Saudi gov't would NEVER do anything to frame a woman who's embarrassing to their culture.



  33. 33

    The one great thing about living in America is that companies have the right to choose who they want to endorse. There is always going to be someone out there that does not support a group. That has happened since the beginning of civilization and it's not going to stop now. I will continue to shop at Lowes and not because I am a bigot but because I like their product. In the grand scheme of things this really is not a big deal.



  34. 34

    Good place to stick his money! O I forgot those who are watching this stupid show are wearing his cloths!! Like to see his wealth and see how much he gives to the waitress with four jobs!! Bahaa!! That money could go a lot farther in his hood. Boys & Girls clubs etc



  35. 35

    why are "Peaceful AMERICAN Muslims" any different from the majority of Muslims in the world who aren't in fact extremists, contrary to what popular media and America would have you believe.
    Re: HAWTSTUFF – You are an ignorant fool, no worse than the extremists who blew up your precious twin towers all those years ago.



  36. 36

    Re: triple M – Next time don't waste the space making a nonsense comment, grow a brain!



  37. 37

    GREAT NEWS!!!! THANK YOU RUSSELL SIMMONS AND THANK YOU PEREZ FOR THE SUPPORT….so sad that there are soooooo many haters and racists out there :( ((



  38. 38

    Re: pinkmafiaRe: nikkigurlRe: Comments off C off – Saudi woman executed for witchcraft
    A death sentence on sorcery charges underlines why the country must halt the practice, a group says.

    OK so npot every muslim is a blood thirsty person who would kill their daughter for being raped, apparently it must be just the governments and the fathers and brothers of rape victims. THERE is no excuse for this IGNORANT BIGOTTED BEHAVIOR, I don't care you you spin it. HOW many muslims have been killed bu other muslims, just because one is call shia and the other shiite . and YES I DO KNOW THE difference. Regarless religious hat is hate and religious MURDER is murder. THESE are FACTS



  39. 39

    Re: rmanso – Actually I think it is so sad that there are so many people like you who DO NOT know how to you the brain that god gave you. SHEEP



  40. 40

    Re: triple M – it would appear that the message being sent by most is their disdain for this population of people based on the actions of a few. trust me, i don't care for any religious group; they all have members who spew hatred, violence, etc. for some greater reason or being they don't even know exists; but to be so general on one specific religion and act as though no other religion has been responsible for ugly and heinous actions, both past and present, is ignorant and foolish.

  41. @v@ says – reply to this


    41

    Re: highboo – You missed the point in your rush to get your sarcasm off.
    They slapped their legal definition of sorcery on it, but yeah, she was beheaded for what another culture might term small time fraud. I wonder if this would have applied to a man there.



  42. 42

    Re: HAWTSTUFF – She was beheaded in Saudi Arabia, which is a country that is known for oppressing women. The policies of Saudi Arabia do not reflect the beliefs of the majority of Muslims.
    WAKE UP, PEOPLE!! You're nothing more than ignorant bigots if you believe every single Muslim is an extremist. I don't think that every single Christian is out to blow up an abortion clinic or murder a doctor that performs abortions. Stop making generalisations and stop believing stereotypes. You all sound like complete idiots.
    Re: Swedeheart – That isn't true of every single Muslim. I have two friends who are gay and whose parents follow Islam, but their parents are accepting of them and would never push a button to exterminate all homosexuals. I have more gay friends whose Christian parents have sent them to a "pray away the gay" camp and have told them if they don't change, they'll be disowned. You're ignorant of religion if you think it's only Muslims who don't like homosexuals, and if you think that ALL Muslims hate homosexuals.



  43. 43

    This is seriously disgusting the things people say in the comments. By saying there is no way a Muslim could be peaceful, is just like saying there is no way Christians can be peaceful. The Bible is full of brutality as well, Christians have fought holy wars as much as any religion, and God is wrathful enough to send you to Hell for not repenting. I don't expect to be stoned every time I say "Goddamnit" in front of a Christian just as I do not expect to be blown to bits when I disrespect Allah in front of a Muslim. It is human consciousness that does not let a religion control our basic morality. Are there some extremists in the Muslim religion? Yes, but there are extremists in every religion. There are extremists in any group of people, not just religious groups.



  44. 44

    Re: raypearson – The only thing I did was say I thought Lowes should be able to place ads anywhere they pleased. I did mention Muslims were a huge population and Lowes is not stupid, of course they know this, and it was their choice where they spend their advertising dollars. It is not a show I would be interested in. You have to understand to the rest of the world Americans are seen as people who went to Iraq and destroyed a country and killed innocent people and children on a lie? Not even sorcery.



  45. 45

    Re: raypearson – you claim to know the difference between "shia" and "shiite" when in fact they are THE SAME THING just different pronunciation - i think you meant "shia/shiite" and "sooni" which are two different sects of islam….FYI - I AM A MUSLIM WOMAN AND I AM NOT A TERRORIST, I HAVEN'T BEEN ABUSED BY MY BROTHER OR FATHER, I DON'T HATE GAY PEOPLE, I'M NOT OPPRESSED, and most importantly i BELIEVE IN PEACE. i think you should look up the difference between CULTURE and RELIGION