GLAAD calls out 50 Cent for promoting violence against gay community

50 Cent and Perez Hilton were involved in some kind of Twitter flamewar, with 50 posting a really obnoxious tweet against gay people. I checked 50 Cent’s official Twitter and he’s since deleted the tweet that GLAAD called him out on. He has a bunch of other tweets in defense of his friend, boxer Floyd Mayweather, who is accused of domestic violence against one of his children’s mothers. It’s complicated and hard to decipher but 50 is basically calling the woman a liar and is also calling her fat while pointing out how hot Mayweather’s new girlfriend/fiance is. Classy.

Getting back to the other issue, 50 posted a photo featuring two men in suits running away from a mob and tweeted “Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better.” In response, GLAAD issued a statement asking for an apology from 50, whose publicist refrained from commenting.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is mounting a campaign against 50 Cent after the rapper tweeted threatening comments to blogger Perez Hilton last week, including a violent photo of two men in suits running from a mob.

“Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better,” read the tweet with the photo attached.
Fitty also Tweeted Hilton: “stop being so sensitive its a joke. Your acting like a big baby” and, “my next song will make your sweet ass dance lol chill out.”

“It’s wrong to make jokes and promote violence against the gay community,” said GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro. “Taking down the post is not enough. We wanted him to tell his Twitter followers that what he did was wrong.”

A rep for 50 Cent had no comment. But it wasn’t the first time Fitty’s run afoul of the gay community. He told Playboy in a 2004 interview, “I ain’t into faggots. I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are . . . I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that’s cool.”

His recent Twitter posts have also taken aim at unborn children and pregnant women: “I wanna do something that impact kids in a positive way, thats why im opening an abortion clinic. Ima call it 50/50 chance,” one of them read.

On Friday, Fitty used nearly a dozen tweets to defend his friend, boxer Floyd Mayweather, who was arrested on charges of theft relating to a domestic-abuse complaint by his former girlfriend Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children.

“Another case of angry baby mama wanting money,” he wrote.

[From The NY Post]

This is why impulsive celebrities need to have managers and publicists handle the press while they stay away from blogs and Twitter. At least then they’ll only say bigoted stupid things in interviews when they’re not supervised properly. Speaking of that, John Mayer deleted his Twitter account recently, as did Amanda Bynes. Both of them have a propensity to say dumb sh*t, on Twitter and off. 50 isn’t going to delete his Twitter account, though. This isn’t a one-off for him. Like LeAnn Rimes, he seems to be on a roll.

50 Cent is shown on 7/28 and 3/10/10. Perez is shown at the Get Him To The Greek premiere on 5/25. Credit: Fame Pictures



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  1. mln says:

    Isn’t 50 supposed to be on the DL??

  2. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    While I do not support violence against gays or for the most part anyone, I do against Perez.

    Sorry, can’t stand him. I find him evil and he deliberately baits and incites people.

    On a side note, 50 is rockin some interesting looking eyebrows!

  3. TQB says:

    @Fluffy, this truly tests my convictions. Can I be Team GLAAD with no reference to Perez?

  4. annaloo says:

    What 50 cent was crap and indicative of being a low class (albeit entreprenurially savvy) thug, but Perez Hilton is NOT the one to be playing martyr. Hilton has probably done more harm to the LGBT community’s acceptance than 50 cent ever has.

    I understand GLAAD confronting 50 cent on this, they should, they must, but they need to give Perez Hilton a good swift kick in the ass for bad behavior as well.The guy is a jerk.

  5. Moreaces says:

    I hate it when gay men who are in the closet bash other gay men, that are out of the closet, living their lives like normal human beings

  6. eja102 says:

    that’s the best picture I’ve ever seen of perez.

  7. aenflex says:

    There are PLENTY of ways to dog Perez withgout being a bigot. 50 just isn’t intelligent enough to think of them.

  8. Feebee says:

    I’m with aenflex… I think he was just trying to nail Perez (not in that way and not in that way don’t we all?) but wasn’t smart enough to do it without crossing that line.

  9. Ruby Red Lips says:

    As he mentioned ‘homies’ and implied guns isn’t he also making the incorrect sterotype against black people? I am guessing his point was sarcastic and he didn’t mean any of it to be offensive or as others have said, he doesn’t have the intelligence to have thought of another way to respond

    Don’t get me wrong racism or violence against the gay community is despicable but I think this may be a case of overreaction by the political correct bods which is all too common nowadays…

    But Perez is still an a*sehole

  10. Bill Hicks is God says:

    I call out 50 Cent for being 50 Cent. What a talentless yob.

  11. kim says:

    Sounds like he is joking but ust isnt very funny. He is entitled to his opinion and NOTHING Perez Hilton says does anyone give any credit to. He is a fat ass hack!

  12. Tia C says:

    “I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are . . .”

    More like he’s uncomfortable with what HIS thoughts are when it comes to other men. For years there have been rumors that he’s on the DL. Where there’s smoke…

    As far as his jokes go about breaking up the gay wedding and opening an abortion clinic, it sounds like he was trying to be funny, but it got lost in the translation.

    And while I don’t condone Mayweather’s recent behavior in any way, shape or form, I can see how, of all people, 50 Cent would empathize with him. 50’s certainly had more than his fair share of crazy baby mama drama.

  13. RHONYC says:

    magilla gorilla.

  14. j. ferber says:

    Why is Fifty Cent famous again? Wasn’t he suspected in the arson destruction of his baby-mama’s house, the house they were fighting over, while both she AND his son were inside? No, they didn’t tie it to him, but the way this shit works, I doubt they ever could. Has Fifty EVER done anything good for anyone besides himself? And he’s crazy rich, too, and he bought Mike Tyson’s former home in Jersey before Mike went bankrupt. At least Perez Hilton is amusing on his gossip site. Fifty is a posing jerk.

  15. Tia says:

    Just like every other straight man.. loves two women together, but cant deal with two guys together??? Love is love.

  16. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Actually it was suspected that the baby mama was behind the fire. I never heard any follow up to it, but the evidence was shifting more from him to her.

    If I remember she had been seen purchasing gas in the same cans found at the edge of the property when they started to investigate.

  17. TrueLifeDiva says:

    50, You stopped being a thug the day you got veneers on your teeth. Now you beefing with Perez Hilton? So hollywood 🙂

  18. GatsbyGal says:

    Yeah, I don’t understand the gay hatred coming from 50. He’s a closeted homosexual.

  19. d says:

    I don’t know about 50 Cents there, but to be fair, just because a guy’s uncomfortable with gay men, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s gay himself. A lot of hetero guys are squicky about sexuality, and sex (never mind their own sense of sexuality, if they’re even aware of it) as it is anyway. And/Or they’e just so unaware, of women as real human beings as opposed to sexual objects, women’s bodies and how they function, and so on.

    But he sure does expend a lot of effort talking about the gays, does 50…he’d probably be happier man if he came to terms with himself and his fears. Kind of sad. And all the stuff he’s being saying on twitter lately. He’s got issues fer sure…he’s indirectly begging for some attention, he wants to talk about it, even though he says he doesn’t, he’s almost obsessed.

  20. Lenore says:

    So he’s uncomfortable around gay men because he doesn’t know “what their thoughts are”? I.E. he’s worried that they might be thinking Sexy Thoughts about poor little defenceless hetero Fiddy? And he doesn’t like that? Is he perhaps threatened? Poor Fiddy.

    But him thinking sexy thoughts about lesbians, that’s just fine? Even though, as lesbians, the last thing they want is HIS sexual interest?

    What an arrogant, hypocritical moron. “Hey, it’s okay for ME to objectify women by reducing them to participants in my sexual fantasies! That’s what wimminses are FOR! Until you get ’em pregnant, then they become bloodsucking angry baby mamas who expect you to contribute financially to your own kid’s upbringing, but still object to being beaten. Chicks, huh?”

  21. Sns02215 says:

    Annoying, talentless piece of shit. Wonder how he’d feel if someone lumped ALL black people together and talked about shooting up their wedding?

    Closeted Moron.

  22. Mistral says:

    I thought Fiddy was OK with gay people…Isn’t his mom gay? Isn’t he supposedly bi? Hmmm

  23. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    oops, nevermind