GLAAD calls 50 Cent out for insensitive tweet
September 14th, 2010
12:14 PM ET

GLAAD calls 50 Cent out for insensitive tweet

Note to 50 Cent: Folks don’t like it when you joke about sexuality and violence.

The New York Post reports that The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has mounted a campaign against the rapper after he got into a bit of a Twitter feud with blogger Perez Hilton.

"Perez Hilton calld (sic) me  [expletive] so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding,” Fiddy tweeted. “Wasnt (sic) his but still made me feel better.”

The tweet included a picture of two men running from an angry mob.

GLAAD called on 50 Cent to “let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about” and requested that supporters post the following tweet on their Twitter account: "RT @glaad: Tell @50cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about. http://bit.ly/ab6rXV #LGBT #gay Pls RT!"

The organization pointed out that it’s not the first time Fiddy has made remarks that have upset the gay community. In a 2004 interview with Playboy magazine, the rapper was quoted as saying he was uncomfortable around gays, though he insisted he was not prejudiced.

“I just don’t go with gay people and kick it — we don’t have that much in common,” he said. “I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that’s cool.”

Hilton, who is openly gay, wrote on his blog about the latest remark that “No matter what your opinion, violence is never the answer!”


soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. 50 cent is talentless and arrogant

    50 cent is talentless and arrogant.
    50 cent is an idiot.

    September 20, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hugo

    50 Cent is A Gangster Rapper, Who the Hell Expects Him to Not be Insensitive Toward Gays.... He's Supposed to Be Insensitive Toward Gays, It's One of His Job Requirements.

    September 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tired of willfully ignorant people, too

    Ah, Frank. How typical. It isn't hate that's being expressed. It's frustration. I mean, seriously, if a gay man had made that statement about a straight marriage, no one would say a word. Take the statement for what its worth and quit feeling persecuted. It's tiresome.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Obviously, there's a whole bevy of right wingers who would be up in arms and screeching about 'gay hate' if a gay man said something like that.

      But if you think LGBT people AREN'T discriminated against in society and we're just 'whining' about nothing, you need to get a clue. Especially when it comes to transgendered/transs@xual people. You could say that trans people have it even worse than gays and lesbians. Especially in terms of social visibility.

      So stop whining about 'whining'. No one is asking for special rights. Of course there are people who are full of themselves in the LGBT community (such as our friend Perez) but they're annoying at worst. There's no organized gay movement to take away the rights of straights, but there is the other way around. Despite what you claim, straight cisgendered people DO get the silver platter in this society.

      As for me, I don't feel like a victim. I am what I am and I don't care what you or anyone one else may think. I'm certainly not going to act like it's something that should be hidden away, as you seem to imply.

      But that does not mean that people are not being victimized.

      Now go take your frustration and point it elsewhere.

      September 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joe

    I wish I spoke nebonics. That way I would know what 50 has to say.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kenah jones

    Just Having A Good Fun Time Entertaining People That Like To Laugh And That Knows How To Have ASense Of Humor About Things Turning A Bad Situation Into Something Funny Its Bad Enough That Being Gay Is Not Healthy!! I Apologize If I Offended Anyone In Any Kind Of Way!!

    September 15, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. MartyKorn

    I don't think 50 cent and sensitivity should ever belong in the same sentence. Unless he's sensitive about not making you feel bad with all his money. http://www.scoreface.com

    September 15, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    I do love that it says 2(x)ist behind his head, which is an underwear brand mainly marketed to gay and bi men. Irony!

    September 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    Perez Hilton is a narcissistic meth head formerly overweight f@ggot who refuses to apologize to the trans community for transphobic remarks. So who cares about what offends him? 50 Cent is just another model of the insecure straight caveman type. It's okay to kill another man but not to make love to one, 50? Moron.
    Oh, GLAAD is retarded, as well. There's more pressing issues to tackle in the LGBT community than what some braindead illiterate 'celebrity' has to say on a retarded social networking site.
    They're all losers here.

    September 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MarcG

    @ Che
    lmfao i never met one that didnt stink

    September 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bob

    You can only respect otherz if only respect is achieved within thy self.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sick of thin-skinned, self-important people

    Good grief. What I want to know is this: gays/lesbians/bi/whatever, who told you that you're so flipping special? Who are you to get offended at a joke that, while admittedly tasteless, wouldn't even register on the Richter scale for heteros?

    I am sick unto death of self-righteous people who think they're so special and put-upon that anything that offends their 'sensibilities' must immediately be condemned, boycotted, and made to walk The Road of Shame (I'm looking at you, morons screaming about Target).

    I have a secret for you: the only people who care if you're gay/lesbian/bi/whatever are YOU. The rest of the world is perfectly happy going about their lives without knowing the details of yours. So, grow up, get over yourself, and actually do something productive with your life (like, say, WORK) instead of whining about 'inequality' and expecting everything to be handed to you on a silver platter because you're 'special. Straight people don't get the silver platter; why should you?

    So please: sit down, shut up, and grow up. I promise you, everyone will be happier - including you.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      GLAAD, HRC and all the rest don't speak for all of us. Vent your hatred against them and not at the LGBT community as a whole, smart one.

      September 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Holly Golightly

    who is Adam corolla? is he that dude that used to be on the man show and comentate w/dr. drew??

    September 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Che

    Why do we even have Twitter and Facebook? Pah-lease! Do we need to know what someone is doing every second of the day!!!!!??? This "Freedom of Speech" thing is getting out of hand. Everyone just needs to shut up and do his or her job. fiddy - just rap; pah-rez - get a real job. Gossiping is not a real job. Your web site is mostly your opinion (and, as they say, opinions are like bootys - most stink). Everyone - grow up and learn respect. Fame or notoriaty is not an automatic license for disrespectful behavior. Pass that on....

    September 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jay

    Adam Carolla truly is a genius...He has an incredible ability to make fun of the gays without offending them. Get it on!

    September 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • sherry

      Are you an idiot ! I'm a straight woman and I find Adam Carolla's jokes aimed at gays offensive ! As a matter of fact I find the man offensive too!

      October 5, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. B-Dog

    EVERYONE IS OFFENDED ABOUT SOMETHING....We are becoming a nation of pu&&ies! Can't use the word FAT anymore, can't use the word RETARD anymore...can't stare at a hot chick reporter because she might get offended.

    How about everyone just shut the F up, and mind your own business, and if you don't like something just ignore it.

    September 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • sherry

      YOU PUT FORTH A GOOD POINT , IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMETHING AS LONG AS YOU AREN'T [ FORCED ] TO BE A PART OF IT MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

      October 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. BEE

    Everyone grow up & move on...can't we all just get along ?

    September 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. hm

    Perez Hilton is a piece of garbage and 50 Cent is an idiot... there really is no winner here nor do two wrongs make a right.

    September 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs . Johnson

      Perez is a messy M.A.N.! Don't start it and when someone come back @ ya you get ur thong all tied up! It's a joke nobody says anything when your on the VH1 show starting mess.

      September 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |

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