50 Cent apologises for mocking autistic man

 

50 Cent has apologised for mocking an autistic man working in an airport for appearing to be high on drugs following an online backlash.

The rapper posted a video to social media site Instagram showing airport worker Andrew Farrell, pushing a trolley while he made the comments.

The musician can be heard saying: “Look at him, look at him, what kind of sh*t do you think he took before he got to work today.

“He is high as a motherf***** right here in the airport. Pupils dilated and everything.”

Followers on the website soon began to criticise the ‘In Da Club’ star for his comments regarding the 19-year-old, who also suffers from Asperger’s syndrome.

The 40-year-old artist has since told the New York Post: “While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man.

“It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”

Farrell’s family were considering legal action against 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, but told TMZ they would most likely be content with the apology.

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Photo credit: Alyssa Tomfohrde

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