Rapper 50 Cent, who’s real name is Curtis Jackson, has found himself in a bit of hot water this morning after posting a video making fun of an autistic airport janitor. By all accounts, it would appear Jackson didn’t know the circumstances of the man’s condition, which was later confirmed by family and friends; yet the video still leaves much to be desired. Andrew Farrell, who Jackson condemns for seeming “high on drugs,” had just started working at the airport recently.
*WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE*
“Look at him. What kinds *&%# you think he took before he came to work today? He high as a mother f***** right here in the airport.”
According to local12.com, Andrew’s stepfather, Ken, said his stepson has suffered from autism and social anxiety his entire life.
“It hurts to watch that, it’s painful,” said Andrew’s stepfather, Ken, who couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “You come up and you start talking to a kid you know nothing about. That’s not fair. That’s a slap in the face.”
Andrew’s mother, Amanda, was also upset.
“Personally, I think the guy was mad. Andrew didn’t know who he was right away and he ignored him and he did his job and went about his business. I think he was mad and offended that someone didn’t flock to him,” said Amanda.
The backlash has been heavy. His vodka product is being called out for a boycott. Jackson has yet to apologize.
— FOX19 (@FOX19) May 3, 2016