Earlier this week, 50 Cent tweeted: “Perez Hilton calld me d-bag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better. ”
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of two men in suits running from an angry mob.
The rapper has since deleted the Tweet but it still appears in his Twitpic feed.
Perez Hilton fight back on Twitter “50 Cent joking about violence towards gays is about as expired as the days when he used to be musically relevant!”
Now the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is calling on community members and allies to tweet back at 50 Cent: “RT @glaad: Tell @50cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about. http://bit.ly/ab6rXV #LGBT #gay Pls RT!”
“Today gay and transgender children are being bullied in schools and many gay and transgender adults are afraid to live openly because of the threat of violence that jokes like this promote. 50 Cent should do the right thing and tell his fans that anti-gay violence is not funny,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios told PopEater.
50 Cent made offensive remarks towards Lesbian-Gay-Bisexuals-Transsexuals community before.
In a 2004 interview with Playboy magazine, he said, “I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I’m not prejudiced. I just don’t go with gay people and kick it – we don’t have that much in common. I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that’s cool.”
In the same interview 50 Cent also revealed his mother had been bisexual:
“It’s OK to write that I’m prejudiced. This is as honest as I could possibly be with you. When people become celebrities they change the way they speak. But my conversation with you is exactly the way I would have a conversation on the street. We refer to gay people as f–ts, as h–os. It could be disrespectful, but that’s the facts.”