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50 Cent & Japan Tsunami: Twitter Remarks Out of Order

March 15, 2022 | Debbie Turner
 

Here at OSM we’ve been reporting on social media and tech aspects of the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We’ve highlighted how many people have been spurred on to help, such as Lady Gaga and her fundraising bracelet, and AT&T with its free calls to Japan offer, but it seems that not everybody has been quite so supportive. Step forward 50 Cent!

Back in January we told how rapper 50 Cent had managed to make a huge amount of money using his Twitter account, but now it seems that using that account has got him into a spot of bother after he made some rather inappropriate comments about the tragedy in Japan. As the disaster unfolded 50 Cent made a series of ill-advised jokes and lighthearted comments to his four million followers.

Andrei Harmsworth over on Metro reports how the comments he made were soon being picked up by media across the world and attracting attention of the wrong sort and attempted to backtrack but by then a lot of damage had been done. We don’t want to repeat 50 Cent’s ‘gags’ here but if you want to find out exactly what he said then check out the Metro article at the link above. On realizing that he’d gone too far 50 Cent did ask people to pray for the victims but also tweeted, “Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I’m cool either way, 50cent.”

You may also be interested in our earlier article today about hackers using the tsunami for a Facebook scam. So do you think that 50 Cent should be more careful with his tweets? Do you think he went too far, or in his own words, do you “hate it or love it?” Let us know with your comments please.

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