Uproxx- You may have seen a video floating around online that went viral this week, in which 50 Cent accosts an employee pushing a cart at the Cincinnati International Airport. The rapper accuses the employee of being high, telling the camera as he follows along, “What kind of sh*t you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherf*cker, right here in the airport!"
Now the family of that employee, identified as 19-year-old Andrew Farell, is speaking out, and they are pissed. As it turns out, their son was not “high as a motherf*cker” on the day in question, but suffers from disability along with a crippling social anxiety. They told Cincinnati’s WLWT 5 News that Andrew recently graduated from high school, and that they were so proud of their son for getting a janitorial job at the airport all on his own.
“To put this out there saying my son is on drugs or whatever, that is part of his social anxiety,” Kent Farrell said. “He’s not wanting to talk, he’s not wanting to communicate, he’s walking on and he’s doing his job.”
“He’s very upset,” said Andrew’s mother, Amanda Kramer. “The more I thought about it, the more upset I got, the madder I got. This could hurt him for the future.”
Let's take a step back here. Don't get me wrong, the result - which was 50 Cent unknowingly berating a disabled teenager and broadcasting it to his hundreds of thousands of his social media followers - was pretty fucking bad. However, in my opinion, it's only equally as bad as 50 Cent attempting to criticize someone for being stoned on the job. I can give a rapper a pass for being oblivious to the problems plaguing the world around him, but I can't give him a pass for being blatantly hypocritical. No wonder he's been shot 9 times. Fucking narc can't even mind his own goddamn business around possible recreational drug users after making millions of dollars off the endorsement of recreational drugs. What's next? Is he going to go around slapping 'Vitamin Waters' out of people's hands? Become a spokesperson for eco-friendly cars? Fitty going around calling people out for smoking weed is like walking in to find Johnny Manziel supervising your intervention. This video would have been just as inexcusable if 50 Cent were shaming a handi-capable janitor for toking up before taking out the garbage. We are taking about the man responsible for the song 'High All The Time'. That guy is going around diming out blue collar workers for their drug use? He looks like a huge asshole because he picked the wrong kid to pick on, but he would look like just as big of an asshole if he got a fairly innocent kid fired from his bullshit minimum wage job for taking a lil' something-something to get him through his miserable day.