50 Cent Donates $100,000 to Autism Speaks

By Amanda Wicks

50 Cent did what many a celebrity does when they’re caught in a discriminatory situation: He put his money where his mouth is. 50 Cent donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks, the organization confirmed the donation to Radio.com.

Related: 50 Quits Instagram Due to Legal Issues

The incident that led to the donation began when 50 posted a video on Instagram making fun of a young autistic man, Andrew Farrell. 50 asked Farrell if he was high on the job;  the Internet then skewered 50,  due to the young man’s condition.

Farrell’s family wanted an apology from the rapper, but they also demanded $1 million. They later softened that request to a $10,000 donation to Autism Speaks (via Hip Hop DX). 50 surpassed that amount tenfold.

“I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding,” he said. “There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support” (via TMZ).

Hopefully the donation goes beyond a PR stunt, and 50 truly learns something about thinking before he speaks.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WPGC - 95.5

Joe Clair Morning Show
DMV Spotlight

Listen Live