Fans Slam 50 Cent For Joking About Japanese Tsunami On Twitter
50 Cent came under attack from some of his Twitter followers over the weekend after making a series of tongue-in-cheek comments about the Japanese tsunami and earthquake disaster.
The hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, took to the micro-blogging site on Friday to share his shock over the natural disasters and reveal his plans to leave Los Angeles, after the entire U.S. west coast and countries in the Pacific Rim were placed on tsunami alert.
In a series of posts, he wrote, "Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at japan tell the people you value you love them... US west coast TUSNAMI (sic) watch f**k this I'm going back to new york."
But 50 Cent's tone soon shifted and he sparked controversy online when he appeared to make light of the situation.
He continued, "Hawaii under a watch this s**t is crazy. I can't swim... Now they are saying they know it's gonna hit the west coast damn.
"Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing. Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol (laugh out loud)."
The messages prompted a backlash from some of his four million Twitter fans, who branded him "an a**hole" and "insensitive" for joking about the Japanese tragedy, prompting 50 to reign in his sarcasm.
In a final post about the earthquake and tsunami, he added, "Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let's pray for anyone who has lost someone.
"Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I'm cool either way."
Kelly Osbourne appears to be among those appalled by his comments, taking to her Twitter account on Monday to scold, "its truly disgusting that people r making jokes about whats going on in Japan not 2 mention posting videos thanking god. it makes me sick!"