50 Cent issued an apology after facing some serious backlash for making fun of an autistic Cincinnati airport janitor.
Curtis Jackson, the rapper’s legal name, came under fire this week after sharing a video on Instagram of himself mocking 19-year-old Andrew Farrell. After joking that Farrell was high as “sh*t,” he went on to ask, “What kind of sh*t you think he took before he got to work today?”
Jackson’s offensive comments did not sit well with Andrew’s family, who later became adamant about receiving an apology. So, the 40-year-old, who was initially in town to promote his vodka, issued a personal apology to the family, which read:
“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man. It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”
In response, this message was shared on Andrew’s Facebook page:
“again (sic) I want to thank people for their support. We have received an apology as we were asking for and we are ready to move on. Please no more comments or questions about this. It’s time to let Andrew get back to a normal routine. And if you would like to make a difference find a charity or organization and pay it forward. Learn about different disabilities and give of your time. Treat everyone you meet with live (sic), respect and dignity. Thank you again. We love you all.”
It’s worth noting that Fiddy’s video led to stores in the area pulling Effen Vodka off store and bar shelves.
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