50 Cent found himself in a bit of bother earlier this week when a video of him mocking a 19-year-old airport worker with autism went viral.
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It didn’t cross 50’s mind that the kid might have some kind of disability, and instead he just assumed he was high.
Here’s a reminder:
50 has since deleted the video and apologised to Andrew Ferrell and his family for the video. He then went one better and donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy group.
I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding. There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support. I am calling on my fellow musicians, actors, entertainers and all others who may not have fully considered this cause to join together to help in any way they can.
Well that’s nice of him. I mean OK, he didn’t just write this $100,000 cheque to Autism Speaks out of the goodness of his heart. He did it because he was a total prick to an autistic kid at the airport and now has to make up for it after getting ripped on social media. But still, it’s a nice gesture. Good stuff 50.
If you’d like to watch a video showing you what it’s like to live with autism, click HERE.