Holly Robinson Peete Fires Off at 50 Cent for Negative Autism Tweet
Actress Holly Robinson Peete has decided to give 50 Cent a piece of her mind after he made an insensitive statement about autism.
When a fan tweeted 50 “Release the album or get shot again,” in response to the rapper releasing the album Five (Murder by Numbers) for free and pushing back his Interscope release to November, 50 responded with an inconsiderate remark.
"Yeah I just saw your picture fool you look autistic," tweeted 50. "I don’t want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else."
The tweet was met with quite the backlash, including an open letter from Holly whose son is autistic.
“Do you even know what autism is?” she asks in the letter. “And what exactly does “autistic” look like? 1 in 88 have it. That’s 1 in 54 boys. Families suffer a social stigma you will never know. It is a financial and emotional drain for millions,” she fired off before asking him to delete the tweets.
“So I guess this is what autistic looks like?” she continued posting a picture of her son. “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.”
50 later removed the tweet.
"Want to be first? Sign up for Vibe STATUS now and get the latest news delivered to your inbox daily. Plus get exclusive party invites, giveaways and perks."