Businessman and activist, Russell Simmons has criticized hardware company, Lowe’s for pulling their ads from the TLC show, “American Muslim.”
Lowes pulled the ads after receiving complaints about the show. “American Muslim” follows five Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
“This can’t happen in America; [Lowe’s] needs to fix this immediately,” Simmons said, calling the move Islamophobic. “They can’t get away with that, it’s ridiculous. There are American principals at stake here. I can’t imagine the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Urban League, or any organization that fights for their own rights will allow this to happen to any other group because they know they’re next.”
“If I go to work on this,” Simmons said, “they’re not even going to believe it. This is not going to be a Muslim fight. I don’t want to take my time and start a boycott — don’t make me do that.”