You know it’s time to sit back and take a good long look at your life choices when your name appears in the same sentence as the words “making fun of an autistic airport janitor.” But for now, 50 Cent is just in the apology phase of his self-reflection. Yesterday, Michael linked to the story of how 50 Cent found himself in such a mess, but I’ll go over it quickly. 50 Cent recently released a video of himself following a 19-year-old janitor named Andrew Farrell through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and LOLing at how high he appeared to be.
The only problem was that Andrew wasn’t high; he’s actually autistic and has hearing issues. If that wasn’t enough of an “Oh, shit…” moment for 50, Andrew’s family later threatened to sue his ass for $1 million. The last thing 50 needs is another name to add to his already too-long list of people he owes money to, so he put on his saddest face and apologized to Andrew….via a statement to Page Six. Well, it’s good to see that 50 Cent is still just as classy as ever.
“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man. It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”
According to Page Six, Andrew’s family would be more than happy to sweep that $1 million lawsuit talk under a rug if 50 would offer a “sincere” apology to Andrew. I don’t know if releasing a statement to a website is sincere enough for them, so I guess we’ll wait and see. And by “wait and see“, I of course mean wait and see how long it takes 50 Cent to take a selfie on a pile of cash stacked to resemble a janitor’s cart while crying fake Instagram tears about how he’s too broke to cut a check for $1 million to an autistic kid.
UPDATE: TMZ says that Andrew’s family have accepted 50’s “I’m sorry“, but he probably shouldn’t put away his wallet just yet. Instead of $1 million for them, they want 50 Cent to cut a check for $10,000 to Autism Speaks. Which is sort of ironic, considering that if this situation has taught us anything, it’s that 50 Cent should definitely keep his mouth shut.