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Celebs Busy Tweeting Bad Quake Jokes

50 Cent says 'ignorant' tweets are just for 'shock value'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 8:57 AM CDT
Updated Mar 14, 2011 10:46 AM CDT
50 Cent's Japan Earthquake Tweets Anger Twitter Users
Gilbert Gottfried arrives with the Aflac Duck to the 14th Annual Webby Awards in New York, Monday, June 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – Add Gilbert Gottfried to the list of people who thought it would be a good idea to respond to the Japan earthquake ... by making tasteless jokes about it. Over the past 24 hours the comedian has tweeted 12, er, zingers, TMZ reports, among them: "I f***ed a girl in japan. She screamed 'I feel the earth move and I'm getting wet,'" and "I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now.'"

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Meanwhile, rapper 50 Cent made a few of his own less-than-sensitive jokes Friday, but he defended his right to tweet whatever he wants for the “shock value.” PopEater reports on some of his comments, among them: “Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoess from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol” and “Its all good Till b**ches see there christian louboutins floating down da street s**t gone get crazy." Click for more, including his reaction to the backlash. (Read more 50 Cent stories.)

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