G-Unit leader 50 Cent is still feeling the backlash from recently making offensive autism-related comments as a scheduled Ireland appearance has now been nixed.
According to reports, Fif’s appearance at an event tomorrow (July 11) to promote his SMS Audio headphones is cancelled.
50 Cent was due to appear at Carphone Warehouse in Dundrum Town Centre tomorrow to launch his new brand of headphones and meet fans, however to event has been cancelled last minute due to a slew of complaints regarding the rapper’s comments on Twitter making a joke of Autism. Carphone Warehouse released a statement saying: To all our fans and customers, We wish to assure you all that we entirely appreciate all of your responses in regards to the visit of 50 Cent and would like to take this opportunity to reinforce that we as a company value each and every one of our customers. We appreciate that 50 Cent has issued an apology in relation to his recent comments however we have decided not to go ahead with the event on Wednesday. (Rap Ireland)
Prior to the cancellation, reports stated Fif would be on hand to meet fans.
Rap artist 50 Cent is visiting Ireland on 11 July to launch his new range of SMS audio headsets that will be sold exclusively in Carphone Warehouse. The multi-platinum selling artist will be at Carphone Warehouse, Dundrum Town Centre to meet fans and sign his range of headphones. “Carphone Warehouse customers will get the opportunity to demonstrate the new SMS audio headphones before meeting 50 Cent in person and our ‘Geek Squad’ and sales advisors in Dundrum will receive training from 50 Cent on his full SMS range,” said Peter Scott of Carphone Warehouse. (Business & Leadership)
A few days ago, the G-Unit leader publicly apologized for his remarks.
“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 Mr. Jackson 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)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: