50 Cent's Tweet Infuriates Autism Moms

Actress Holly Robinson Peete -- and thousands of other parents of autistic children -- gave a verbal beatdown to 50 Cent after he told a Twitter follower that he looked "autistic." Find out how the rapper responded.

50 Cent blasted for autism tweet

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Wait, scratch that: Hell hath no fury like a mom scorned. Rapper 50 Cent learned that the hard way earlier this week when thousands of moms berated him on Twitter for calling one of his followers "autistic looking."

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"Yeah i just saw your picture fool you look autistic," Fiddy tweeted back after a follower insulted him. "I dont want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else #SMSaudio."

Naturally, that upset the mothers of autistic children — and for good reason. The pack of moms — led by actress Holly Robinson Peete — wrote messages to the "In Da Club" rapper that ranged from mild to infuriated.

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"I’ve met you in passing over the years and I know you are a bright, astute businessman and legitimate philanthropist so it is with a bit of sincere confusion that I ask you…" Robinson Peete wrote in an open letter on her foundation's website. "Do you even know what autism is? And what exactly does 'autistic' look like? Do you know how wildly prevalent autism is? 1 in 88 have it. That’s 1 in 54 boys. Families suffer a social stigma you will never know."

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"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? If you’ve read your mentions today I am sure you have felt the wrath of autism parents. We are no joke. Neither is autism," she continued. "Finally, this is my son Rodney Peete. He has autism. So I guess this is what autistic looks like? He is in special ed. He loves rap music and is a HUGE fan of yours. He’s a tremendous kid. He has to deal with so much trying to fit in. This isn’t helping."

Apparently 50 did get the message — he ultimately deleted the tweets in question. His reason? Well, he has special needs too, so he can use it.

"Just kidding about da special ed kids man, i was in special ed day said i had anger issues lol," he wrote.

LOL indeed. Or, not.

Image courtesy DJDM / WENN.com

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Comments on "50 Cent's autism tweet earns him a mom beatdown"

Cindy Maldonado July 19, 2013 | 1:55 PM

Redeem yourself by donating the proceeds from your ignorant hate rap to charities and organizations who support those whom you OFFENDED? We're trying so hard to create awareness and acceptance and YOU just set us back!

Sally Sam October 28, 2012 | 12:54 PM

He is ignorant!!! And what does he look like with his crooked face!!!??? Such a shame that a person like him has all the money he could ask for and is such a loser.. this world is crazy..he degrades women and makes such a stupid comment like that!! 50 Cent... ur not even worth that much.. go back to school u need it

Lindsey Applegate July 10, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Lock me in a room with 50 cent for an hour!!...thats the only way i would feel better about the ignorant comment that this arrogant, pompous, narcissist made. theres certain comments a person can make that cant be taken back. its bad enough that our societies outlokk of OUR kids is inhumane but now they have this ------- cheering them on!and probably getting some undisclosed amount of money for being a prick,how sad.houl be dropped from his own record label and loose all endorsements, jus to make the eample to his followers that this attitude will NOT be tolerated!ignorance is NOT COOL.50 cent has no soul,no respect and hopefully no fans left...and i am 1 of them.

Frida July 06, 2012 | 8:20 PM

Shame on Oprah Winfrey for having this loser sit down for a two hour interview where she sold him to the public as a meditating decent human being. He's a thug and if there is any justice in the universe he'll get what's coming to him. He insults people, autistic people and women. He's trash.

isonprize July 06, 2012 | 9:27 AM

Sue,I agree with everything you and Holly Robinson Peete said. Curtis James Jackson is a bully. He made his comments worse by not even trying to understand what made them offensive. Plus, he tried to joke his way out. It just goes to show that money can't buy compassion, class or manhood; never has, never will.

K.Hanley July 06, 2012 | 8:17 AM

I agree completely with you Sue, couldn't have said it better.

Sue Keller July 06, 2012 | 6:20 AM

So instead of being a true man and standing up, taking responsibility and saying he's sorry about being ignorant for what he said about special ed and children with Autism...he just tweeted it off as a joke and tried to justify his joke because he was allegedly in special ed for anger issues...really? Come on man...does he think we are that stupid? My son is 4 and has Autism. He is the most loving, kind and extremely smart boy. 1 in 88 children have Autism. I and no one else believes what he said was meant as a joke...and if he wants to stick by that excuse...then he continues to be ignorant....because anyone with compassion, understanding and respect would know...you don't make jokes at the expense of these children. He is just another form of a bully...trying to escape out the back door now that the weak are standing up! He needs to educate himself...and it would make him a better person to just come out and say he's sorry...but only if he truly means it...he shouldn't do it for his career...because if he does it for the wrong reasons...he going to continue to loose any dignity he may have left.

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