50 Cent apologizes for mocking man with autism

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 14:16:53-04

The rapper 50 Cent has apologized for mocking a man with autism, saying it was not his intent to insult him. 

The New York Post first reported that 50 Cent released a statement apologizing to airport worker Andrew Farrell's family, after he posted a video of the 19-year-old on social media speculating that he was high. 

“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man,” the rapper told New York Post's Page Six in a statement. “It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”

The video was originally posted on Twitter, then deleted. 

Farrell has autism and has trouble communicating, the Post reported. He is a janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. 

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