I haven't blogged in quite a while. My voice, time and energy have been with different projects. Ones I'm quite fond of doing and will hopefully blog about soon.
But today I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that made me think today. As most of you have seen lately the rap artist 50cent has taken hits after his extremely rude over the line tweets. He's since had them removed, along with apologizing for what he said. The apology is what I call a PR apology it lacked any sort of real emotion.
I didn't plan on blogging about this, most stuff has been said over and over again. I'm proud of the community for coming together and ripping this guy a new one. But I have my own view to express so here it goes.
What I see this as....most celebrities have twitter. Lots of them say stuff that is cringe worthy and it makes you wonder where the heck their PR person was when that was written. But that is what happens when you give people an open forum. I see them as people, they may be rich and famous...but at the bottom of it all they are people, just like you and me. Does that mean they should say whatever they feel? No, but most people wish they could, some people do and have no remorse or understanding that some actions have repercussions.
What this makes me think..... 50cent and every other person/celebrity who voices a very strong opinion about special needs children, or any other community of people. This is what they think, what the truly believe about other people. There is no changing that, there is no going back from what was said. The words stung as they should...but this is what he truly believes. Its not like he just wanted to be so rude he'd throw together any words to insult another human being. As Autism is all over the news right now it was a perfect target. It wasn't like he stopped there, because he went on to say "I don't want any special needs kids following me"
I'm sure his momma would be ashamed, does she think "I didn't raise my boy like that?" When in fact she did. I was raised to never insult a special needs person, the R word wasn't in my vocabulary and its not in my children's vocabulary. When they hear the word they ALWAYS tell me about it and how it made them feel.
I truly loved 50cent as an artist, I will be sad to see him leave my playlists, but even sadder to know the type of human he truly is.