50 Cent's blast at Perez Hilton stirs GLAAD
Tweet deemed homophobic, gay group demands apologyRapper 50 Cent apparently doesn't like what he reads on celebrity gossip sites.
He responded to a comment by openly gay blogger Perez Hilton with a tweet that the gay community deemed homophobic, reports the New York Post. The controversy has led the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to demand a public apology from the artist whose birth name is Curtis Jackson.
"Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better," the rapper tweeted with an image of two men running scared from an angry mob. The post has since been deleted.
50 Cent, who will be seen on the big screen next year as star of the football movie "Things Fall Apart," had a previous public beef with gays making a few blatantly homophobic remarks in a 2004 Playboy interview.
GLAAD didn't think the comment to Hilton was funny and is demanding an apology from the rapper.
"It's wrong to make jokes and promote violence against the gay community," said GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro in a press statement. "Taking down the post is not enough. We wanted him to tell his Twitter followers that what he did was wrong."