50 Cent Autism Tweets: Holly Robinson Peete Writes Letter To Rapper In Response To Offensive Statements
50 Cent has found himself in hot water. The rapper, who has a rather colorful Twitter presence — and 6.8 million followers — recently made statements that offended people with autism and parents of kids with autism. Given that new data shows one in 88 American kids are on the autism spectrum, that’s a very large community to ostracize.
The ugly tweets were in response to an eager fan who wrote to 50: “Release the album or get shot again.” The rapper allegedly tweeted back, “yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic.” And, he didn’t stop there. “I dont want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else,” he posted later.
Pictured: Rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson speaks during a news conference after Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s boxing match against Miguel Cotto in their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)