A steaming hot take from one of the left’s foremost intellectual icons.
Russell Simmons put the “Def” in indefensible.
The hip-hop mogul revealed his tin ear on Thursday by comparing the plight of carriage horses to slavery, the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing.
Simmons, founder of Def Jam records, launched into the screed outside City Hall when asked about officials who oppose banning Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages.
“It’s a holocaust,” Simmons told The Wall Street Journal. “There were people for slavery, remember? Slavery was fine. There were people who put people in ovens. There are all kinds of ethnic cleansing, people for it.”
Simmons blasted Mayor de Blasio for not making good on his campaign promise to ban the carriages.
“The horses matter,” Simmons said. “The promises you made matter. You got in office because we put you there. We put you in, and we can take you out.”
We can take you out? Gee, that sounds vaguely like a threat of violence. Why are liberals so violent? Meanwhile, the New York Times calls this intellectual titan a rising activist voice. Yeah, OK.