50 Cent Slammed After Mocking Autistic Janitor

He called the 19-year-old 'high' and 'the walking dead'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2016 2:37 PM CDT
50 Cent Slammed After Mocking Autistic Janitor
50 Cent filmed himself mocking a 19-year-old janitor with autism...for some reason.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

50 Cent is facing outrage and possible legal action after—for some reason—filming himself making fun of an autistic janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, TMZ reports. A video posted to 50 Cent's Instagram account Sunday (and later removed) shows the rapper approaching 19-year-old Andrew Farrell, who was pushing a cart through the airport. 50 Cent complains that people Farrell's age are "crazy," then asks his name. Farrell refuses to answer, and 50 Cent claims Farrell is "high as a motherf---er." 50 Cent also referred to Farrell as "the walking dead" on his Instagram post, the Blaze reports. In reality, Farrell has autism and Asperger's and requires a hearing aid. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a former classmate says Farrell has "extreme social difficulties."

Farrell tells the Enquirer he was "minding my own business" when 50 Cent got "all up in my face." "He just saw a young kid over here working and he basically went off on him," Farrell's stepdad Ken Kramer says. People from all over the world have come to Farrell's defense online. In a Facebook post thanking everyone for their kind words for her son, Amanda Kramer says: "We are nothing but proud of Andrew and his choices and ability to just ignore this bully." But his family might not be prepared to do the same. According to TMZ, the family is considering a lawsuit against 50 Cent unless he gives them $1 million and apologizes in person. The profanity-laced video was deleted from 50 Cent's Instagram, but not before someone posted it to YouTube, the New York Daily News reports. (More 50 Cent stories.)

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