50 Cent is something of an enigma. A more than capable rapper, serviceable actor, smart businessman and blessed with uncanny media savvy, he’s also known as a prankster who kids around via his Twitter account with veiled insults and jokes in perceivably poor taste masked as humor.
50 Cent posted several tweets regarding the tragic earthquake in Japan, where the death toll is estimated to be numbered over 10,000 with many more missing. Starting out in the right foot, 50 seemingly felt humanitarian for a moment. “Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at japan tell the people you value you love them,” tweeted the G-Unit general. Shortly after he added, “US west coast TUSNAMI watch f–k this I’m going back to new york.”
50 then began to shift the tide to the jokester role. “Hawaii under a watch this s–t is crazy. I can’t swim,” began 50 into his less serious barrage of tweets. “Now they are saying they know it’s gonna hit the west coast damn,” he continued and what followed may be deemed insensitive by some.” Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my h–s from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol,” tweeted the “In The Club” star. He followed up in a more serious tone but some fans weren’t amused.
User @404Pirate tweeted, “50 cent is insensitive and stupid! How can anyone make fun out of such disaster?!!!!! Smh.” Another tweeter @_nathy added, “Congratulations, 50 Cent: YOU’RE AN A–HOLE FOR MOCKING WHAT’S GOING ON IN JAPAN!”
50’s tweets hit the blogosphere and one person over at Hip Hop Wired comment page offered a fair view of how many people don’t take similar tragedies seriously. “This is a serious disaster, and not a time to joke about it. Hopefully he makes a donation. He isn’t the first person to joke about a serious issue, and will not be the last,” added the commenter.
Fif responded to the tweeters angry at his jokes. “Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I’m cool either way 50cent,” said the rapper.
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