50 Cent, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ rapper, made controversial remarks regarding Terry Crews’ sexual assault claim at the beginning of the week. 50 Cent, or Curtis Jackson, tweeted a picture of himself laying on his couch stating that he was recovering from “having his sense of humor removed.”
On Wednesday, 50 Cent took heat from people on social media for posting a meme which mocked Terry’s sexual assault allegation against the Hollywood agent, Adam Vinet.
The picture of the actor shows Crews flexing his muscles with the caption, “I got raped. My wife just watched.”
50 Cent found himself sparking the ire of many social media users as a result of his post. One person wrote, “I can’t believe that you would make fun of Terry Crews when he has been so brave and helpful to the #MeToo movement. He’s allowing men to come out with stories of abuse, proving that anyone can be a victim.”
This is me recovering from having my sense of humor removed this morning. People are so sensitive, my doctor said l will be fine in six weeks, but my publicist said if you see any journalist play DEAD. ?get the strap pic.twitter.com/yOTngui8ra
— 50cent (@50cent) June 27, 2018
Another person wrote, “I’m honestly disgusted that you would make fun of someone for coming out about being abused at the hands of a superior. It’s genuinely revolting.”
When TMZ asked him about the meme, Crews said that “size doesn’t matter when it comes to sexual assault.” As it was previously reported, Crews has been fighting back against sexual assault, ever since the #MeToo movement began last year.
As someone who was a fan of 50 cent since I was a kid, I’m disgusted at his ignorance and insensitive response to Terry Crew’s sexual assault story. To laugh and make jokes about such a serious matter is one of the main reasons why sexual assault victims are afraid to speak up.
— ???? (@lovelayxo) June 27, 2018
On Tuesday, Terry spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee and claims he denied a role in Expendables 4 because the film producer pressured him into dropping a lawsuit against Vinet.
Crews said that he had to turn down the project because it was against his morals. And “abusers protect abusers,” and one has to draw a line eventually, otherwise perpetrators get away with their crimes.
As you may know, Terry first revealed his allegations last year, when he said the #MeToo movement was giving him “PTSD.”