Terry Crews Had A Classy Response To 50 Cent's Insensitive Comments About His Sexual Assault
Terry dropped facts.
June 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm
Terry Crews continues to fight the good fight against sexual assault, testifying to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 26, about his own sexual assault experience.
In "wow, you're trash" news, rapper 50 Cent posted a meme on Instagram making fun of the Sorry to Bother You star's testimony.
50 cent corny ass publicly mocking him too smh pic.twitter.com/RCsbwOQY1w— Lil Nas X (@NasMarai) June 26, 2018
"LOL, what the f*ck is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear. They would have to take me to jail. Get the strap," the Power co-executive producer wrote.
Crews told the committee he froze after the assault and also feared what would happen to him if he responded with violence.
Things got messy in the comments of 50's post but not so chaotic that folks missed Russell Simmons' crying-laughing-emoji response. We peeped it, Russ. Simmons has been accused of sexual assault himself.
50 Cent issa prick.— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) June 27, 2018
Russell Simmons issa prick.
Any person who finds it funny and ridiculous that a Black man is speaking up about sexual assault, issa prick.
If you think being lifted “higher” is laughing with 50 Cent about another man’s account of being sexually assaulted, then you must have been below the earth’s crust. https://t.co/ujTM3VmvoQ— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) June 27, 2018
I will admit I’ve found 50 Cent’s ‘ignant’ spiel entertaining until now. I thought he was a slightly wayward but good sport. His commentary on Terry Crews handling of sexual harassment makes clear he is an unintelligent and callous man, disinvested in his community.— Esmé (@EsmeAraresa) June 26, 2018
Feminists are here fighting for Terry Crews where are the men who blow up our mentions with "it happens to men too" when women share sexual assault why aren't they call out 50 Cent?— Nxele.👑 (@darkskin_Nandi) June 26, 2018
As Crews said in his testimony (according to The Sun): "This is how toxic masculinity permeates culture."
The Instagram post has since been taken down, but Crews dropped a classy response and just reiterated the facts.
"I love 50 Cent, I listen to his music while I'm working out," the actor told TMZ. When prompted to comment on 50's quips about his strength and large size, the actor responded, "Well, first of all, I prove that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault."
50 took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to issue a general response to the backlash.
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
Or maybe it's just not funny, Curtis.