A disgusted Holly Robinson Peete launched a Twitter attack against 50 Cent yesterday after he made a distasteful joke about children with special needs.
The G-Unit rapper was sent a tweet by a fan asking him to release his long-awaited newmusic or he hopes he gets shot again, to which Fiddy responded by saying he looks autistic.
“yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic RT @yung_raditz @50cent Release the album or get shot again,” read the exchange between Fiddy and the Twitter user.
“i donâ€™t want no special ed kids on my timeline follow some body else,” Fiddy added.
Realizing he may have taken the “joke” too far, Fiddy then wrote: “just kidding about da special ed kidsman, i was in special ed day said i had anger issues lol.”
Holly, whose eldest son was diagnosed with autism when he was three, expressed her shock at Fiddy‘s insensitive tweets to Autism Filemagazine, whose cover she graced with her son.
“When I read (the tweet) it my heart sank. I thought maybe your account had been hacked. No such luck,” Holly said.
“You went on to joke about not wanting â€œspecial ed kidsâ€ on your timeline. Seriously, THIS is how you use your platform of 8 million plus followers??”
“1 in 88 have it. Thatâ€™s 1 in 54 boys. Families suffer a social stigma you will never know. It is a financial and emotional drain. I hope you can see how what you might see as a benign insult-or not- was so randomly hurtful, immature and misinformed. Maybe you are naive or indifferent as to how many of your fans might be deeply and personally offended by your insult. At the very least-can you please delete it?”