Following a Twitter war of words with blogger Perez Hilton, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is blasting rapper 50 Cent over a series of anti-gay Tweets.
"Perez hilton calld me d*****bag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better," the rapper Tweeted this week. His Tweet also included a photo of two men running from a mob of angry people.
GLAAD released a statement saying, "Instead of keeping his dispute with Perez Hilton 'mano a mano,' rapper 50 Cent decided to take his frustration with the blogger out on all gay people. GLAAD calls on 50 Cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn't something to joke about."
The LGBT advocacy group also instructed others to Tweet the rapper, writing, "On Twitter? Please post this tweet to your twitter page to let 50 Cent know your thoughts: RT @glaad: Tell @50cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn't something to joke about. http://bit.ly/ab6rXV #LGBT #gay Pls RT!"
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, responded on Twitter, writing, "Now the Pink suit mafia is making threats! F*** dat I ain't never scared," followed by another anti-gay photo.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for the rapper was not available for comment on the matter.
This week's incident isn't the first time that 50 has expressed homophobic remarks.
In a 2004 interview with Playboy magazine, he said, "I don't like gay people around me, because I'm not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I'm not prejudiced. I just don't go with gay people and kick it—we don't have that much in common. I'd rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that's cool."
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