Russell Simmons Leads Charge Against Lowe's on Muslim Show He criticizes chain for bailing on TLC program By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 13, 2011 2:25 PM CST 164 comments Comments Music producer Russell Simmons in a file photo. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) (Newser) – Lowe's is facing some heavy backlash over its decision to yank ads from the TLC reality show All-American Muslim. Hip-hop's Russell Simmons has been the most vocal, even offering to buy up any remaining ad space before Sunday's episode. As it turns out, that might not be necessary because the show appears to have already sold out, reports CNN. "Dear @Lowes, religious hatred is UN-AMERICAN," tweeted Simmons. He also is encouraging fans to sign an online petition against Lowe's here. Click for more.