Over the weekend, 50 Cent proved that he deserves to keep his spot in the Asshole Hall of Fame after he recorded a video of himself accidentally making fun of a hearing-impaired autistic 19-year-old janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. The man he made fun of, Andrew Farrell, and his family didn’t think it was so funny, and they threatened to sue him for $1 million. Eventually they decided that a sincere apology would be sufficient and scrapped the lawsuit idea. When 50’s apology came in the form of a 51-word statement released to Page Six, they tacked on a $10,000 donation to Autism Speaks.
Obviously, my response to their request that he donate $10,000 to Autism Speaks was “Yeah, good luck with ever seeing that money“, since, you know, 50 claims that he’s broke. In a shocking turn of events, that $10,000 donation to Autism Speaks did happen. It just didn’t have 50 Cent’s name on the check. TMZ says Martin Shkreli, yes the smug-faced jerk who price gouged a bunch of life-saving drugs, went ahead and made that donation.
50 Cent must have realized that it’s not a good situation to be in when Martin Shkreli looks like the good guy, so he opened his wallet and made an even-larger donation to Autism Speaks. TMZ says he added an extra zero onto the original amount and cut a check for $100,000.
I don’t know much about money, but $100,000 is an awful lot of money for a person who filed for bankruptcy. This might be a good way for all of 50 Cent’s creditors to get their money back. They just have to catch 50 Cent doing something dumb (it shouldn’t be hard) and request he make a donation of however much he owes to The Foundation For People Who Want To Get Paid Back By 50 Cent.