50 Cent bashed for promoting his liquor brands in a tweet about the 9/11 tragedy
Rapper 50 Cent added hashtags promoting his liquor brand in a 9/11 tribute tweet, and his followers are outraged.
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 50 Cent tweeted: “This day will forever be remembered, to those who lost loved ones my condolences.”
But that’s not all. The famous rapper added hashtags promoting his cognac and champagne right above a picture of the second hijacked plane heading for the South Tower.
— 50cent (@50cent) September 11, 2021
The controversial tweet enraged the 46-year-old celebrity’s followers, with many claiming that tagging his liquor brands was “tacky” and “disrespectful.”
Are you seriously hashtagging your alcohol in a 9/11 post?
— Stray (@Stray2617) September 12, 2021
This is tacky AF. Imagine tagging your product in a tweet like this! pic.twitter.com/bjxhUtT1CO
— N A T H À N🏴🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@Nath_2389) September 12, 2021
The fans’ rage comes just days after 50 Cent was slammed for using the death of The Wire actor Michael K. Williams to promote his TV show and his liquor brands.
As per Daily Mail, in a now-deleted Instagram post, next to a news article which stated that Williams died from fentanyl, the rapper wrote:
“Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele.”
His words were followed by several hashtags of his brands.
In a follow-up post, alongside an article saying 50 Cent is “under fire” for using Williams’ death to promote his brands, he wrote a similar caption:
“Hey if you didn’t get a chance to see Raising Kanan check it out. Fentanyl is a hell of a drug. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi”
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While many of his IG followers took the message as a joke, those on Twitter were deeply infuriated by his 9/11 post.
Mmmm, nothing better to celebrate a national tragedy than a champagne and cognac.
WTF is the matter with you?
— Chris Gifford (@cgifford300) September 12, 2021
Did you seriously just plug products with your 9/11 tweet? pic.twitter.com/20Da7jRROr
— When there are nine. (@BlueTallulah) September 11, 2021
Meanwhile, some users tried to defend him. One commented: “I think what [50 Cent] meant here is that we should pour one out for the homies.”
Another joked: “Get rich or die hashtaggin,” referring to 50 Cent’s debut studio album “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”
Furthermore, in a recent Twitter scandal regarding the death of Williams, the rapper’s followers criticized him, calling him “disgusting and disrespectful as hell.”
Everyday 50 cent proves why he deserved to get shot 9 times… pic.twitter.com/30GQqriYRi
— OG Prison Mike 🤌🏽❕ (@Southside_Gunn) September 6, 2021
50 Cent is honestly disgusting and disrespectful as hell for this post smh. So lame for this…..Sending my condolences to the family of Michael K. Williams 🙏🏾🕊 pic.twitter.com/PerVZQVGV5
— Cii (@cierra_cii) September 6, 2021