SAN FRANCISCO (CBS NEWS) — Rapper 50 Cent is in hot water again, but this time it’s not over his bankruptcy case – it’s for mocking an autistic airport worker.
The rapper posted a since-deleted video on Twitter mocking a 19-year-old man working at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He narrated the video, saying the man was high on drugs.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Flood Warning Issued For Napa, Sonoma Counties
But the parents of the airport worker, Andrew Farrell, say they are heartbroken that the rapper made such claims about their son, who is mildly autistic and suffers from social anxiety. They say Farrell was not on drugs, and was simply on his way to clean one of the gates at the airport, reports WKRS Cincinnati.READ MORE: Atmospheric River Whipped Winds Roar Through Bay Area; Toppling Dozens Of Drought-Weakened Trees
“It hurts to watch that, it’s painful,” said Andrew’s stepfather, Ken. “You come up and you start talking to a kid you know nothing about. That’s not fair. That’s a slap in the face.”
The video has since been deleted from Twitter, but as is the case with anything posted to the internet, it will live on forever. A copy of the video was posted to YouTube, and can be seen below.
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