50 Cent recently received some heavy criticism for making fun of a 19-year-old autistic airport worker in a social media post. The G-Unit general has went on not only to apologize but also made a donation of $100,000 to Autism Speaks in further show of his remorse for his actions, TMZ reports. 50 also announced the donation on his ThisIs50 website.
“I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding,” he says. “There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support.”
The Internet blasted 50 after he posted a video to Instagram where he mockingly asked Andrew Farrell if he was high on the job. Farrell has autism and works at a Cincinnati airport as a janitor. Effen Vodka has expressed its disappointment with its brand representative after the clip went viral.
50 took down the post and the teen’s family demanded an apology and $1 million. They lessened their monetary demand to a $10,000 donation to the autism advocacy group, which the rap mogul surpassed with his check.