50 Cent wants gays to kill themselves……
Rap star 50 Cent has refused to apologise for a series of homophobic and anti-gay statements, one of which suggested gay people should kill themselves.
The rap star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, posted a message on twitter a while back, he wrote: “If you [are] a man and your [sic] over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill yourself damn it. The world will be a better place.”
He posted it not long after the death of Tyler Clementi, the 19 year old who jumped off a bridge after his roommate secretly filmed him having a same sex assignation and streamed it over the internet.
The tweet was picked up, his defenders and fans pointed out that it wasn’t clear whether he was referring to gay men or straight men who don’t like oral sex. Although most seemed pretty sure he was talking about gay men. The tweet was referenced by openly gay singer Will Young, who responded with a sarcastic tweet: “50 Cent… He is [a] nice man isn’t he.”
Only last month the rap mega star was slammed by GLAAD for joking about “anti-gay violence” after the star had an online row with gossip blogger Perez Hilton. “Perez Hilton calld me douchebag [sic] so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better.” Posted 50 cent, attaching a picture of two men in suits running from an angry crowd.
GLAAD asked its followers to “Tell 50 Cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about.” He refused.
His anti-gay remarks are nothing new, back in 2005 he said “Being gay isn’t cool – it’s not what the music is based on. There’s always been conflict at the centre of hip-hop, because it’s all about which guy has the competitive edge, and you can’t be that aggressive if you’re gay.”
So far the rapper has refused to apologise fully for his anti-gay remarks and homophobic stance.