Monday, 09 July 2012
The invitation remains for @50cent to expand further as a response, but I believe this simple apology is the response many were looking for.
I appreciate 50Cent for responding as he did, but the type's of words and phrases that he shared is still being used by many world wide in a way that remains offensive to families dealing with Autism. This may or may not be in relation to Mr. Curtis James Jackson III (aka 50 cent) most recent actions.
In order to continue turning this negative situation into a positive one, we will continue this week to share posts about what he said, however we'll be sure to add that he did apologize to the articles that we will be highlighting. Unless he'd like to say more, our request for him to respond is closed.
We want to continue the discussion - as a way to address this type of situation as a community. Words and phrases used in a negative way that demean people is something that hits close to home for many people. As I've shared before it's a form of bullying.
As always, we want your input as we understand that this topic of discussion isn't over.