Russell Simmons has been honored by the folks at PETA once again. And this time, it brings the hip-hop mogul more than just a postal stamp with his face on it: the agency has named Simmons their Person of the Year.
The PETA website outlines the fact that Simmons has been a longtime vegan; his Argyleculture clothing line is free of fur, wool, and leather; and he often stars in public service announcements asking the public to take a stand against animal cruelty and dogfighting. He also apparently called out KFC for their slaughtering practices.
Simmons’ response to the award is below:
“The horrible abuse of animals is the worst karmic disaster in the history of human kind. The work that PETA does to combat this catastrophe is amazing. I’m truly humbled to be chosen as this year’s Person of the Year but the praise should go to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that are on the ground doing the work. I accept this honor on their behalf.”