News: 50 Cent Cashes Out Offensive Tweets, "I Realize My Autism Comments Were Insensitive"
Monday, Jul 9, 2012 5:30PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent is trying to make-up for offending fans last week after posting tweets related to autism by issuing a public apology.
Fif told over 6.8 million Twitter followers his comments were never meant to upset people.
"I realize my autism comments were insensitive, however it was not my intention to offend anyone and for this I apologize.," he tweeted Sunday (July 8). (50 Cent's Twitter)
Last week, actress Holly Robinson Peete publicly went after Fif following his remarks.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete is celebrating a personal victory after rapper 50 Cent took heed of her plea and agreed to remove a series of offensive posts from Twitter. The former "21 Jump Street" star, whose eldest son Rodney, Jr. is autistic, was furious when she heard that the hip-hop mogul had insulted a rude Twitter follower on Monday night by telling him he looked autistic, and she leaped into action and wrote an open letter to 50 Cent, asking him to stop using such hurtful language. She went on to ask 50 Cent to remove the tweets to prevent impressionable kids from following his bad example, and she got exactly what she asked for on Wednesday when the rapper deleted the comments from his site. Marking the achievement, Peete writes on Twitter, "Really thankful that @50cent took down those tweets." (SF Gate)
Details of what Fif reportedly tweeted and then deleted had also surfaced.
In a note to him, Peete wrote, "When I read it (his tweets) my heart sank. I thought maybe your account had been hacked. No such luck. Granted, his comment was completely out of line but your retort: 'i just saw your picture fool you look autistic'- was so so disappointing. I mean, that's your comeback?? "And you didn't stop there. You went on to joke about not wanting 'special ed (education) kids' on your timeline. Seriously, This is how you use your platform of 8 million plus followers??" After she asked him to remove the tweets, 50 Cent obliged, deleting them all from his timeline. (Atlanta Black Star)
Autism is a disorder most commonly seen in the early stages of life.
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism. Genetic factors seem to be important. For example, identical twins are much more likely than fraternal twins or siblings to both have autism. Similarly, language abnormalities are more common in relatives of autistic children. Chromosomal abnormalities and other nervous system (neurological) problems are also more common in families with autism. (PubMed Health)
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