Over the weekend, 50 Cent took to his Instagram account to complain about today’s youths while traveling through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
“This new generation is crazy. It’s crazy,” 50 Cent said in the video.
To show an example of laziness, he then turned the camera onto a young man working at the airport.
“Look at him. What kind of s—t do you think he took before coming to work today? He high as a f—k right here in the airport. His pupils dilated and everything,” the rapper said.
Well, he may regret those words and the video. Because the person in the video was neither high nor lazy.
Andrew Farrell, the 19-year-old in the video, is disabled. And his parents now want an apology from 50 Cent.
“It’s just sickening, very hard to watch,” Kent Farrell, Andrew’s father, told a local news station.
“To put this out there saying my son is on drugs or whatever, that is part of his social anxiety,” Kent said. “He’s not wanting to talk, he’s not wanting to communicate, he’s walking on and he’s doing his job.”
Kent says that his son suffers from a disability as well as social anxiety. Amanda Kramer, Andrew’s mother, wants an apology and says her son is upset.
“He’s very upset,” said Kramer. “The more I thought about it, the more upset I got, the madder I got. This could hurt him for the future.
“I think he needs to retract it and I would like for him to make a public apology,” Kramer continued.
So far, although the video has been deleted, 50 Cent has yet to apologize to Andrew or his family.