50 Cent: A Horrible Role Model for KidsMara Siegler
GLAAD certainly thinks so and I have to agree. After Perez Hilton posted a mean comment about 50 Cent on his web site, the rapper retaliated by Tweeting, “Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better.”
Um…if that’s not encouraging hatred and violence, then I don’t know what is.
In response, GLAAD has asked for a public apology from 50. “It’s wrong to make jokes and promote violence against the gay community,” said GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro. “Taking down the post is not enough. We wanted him to tell his Twitter followers that what he did was wrong.”
For now 50 is staying silent. And it’s not even the first time he’s said such horrible things. In a Playboy interview he stated, “I ain’t into faggots. I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are . . . I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that’s cool.”
He also Tweeted this lovely tidbit: “I wanna do something that impact kids in a positive way, thats why im opening an abortion clinic. Ima call it 50/50 chance.”
No one should act this way, but 50, a titan of the music industry, is an idol for many children. He needs to apologize, keep his mouth shut, and have someone sit him down and teach him some lessons.