50 Cent Says He Would ‘Never Make Fun Of Any Sexual Assault Victim’ After Backlash Over Terry Crews Comments
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50 Cent stopped by The View recently, where he shared his thoughts on the Me Too Movement and responded to backlash over his comments about Terry Crews and sexual assault. Back in June, the actor and rapper posted and deleted a dual photo set of Crews with the captions, “I got raped/ My wife just watched.” Later, 50 Cent shared another image of Crews with a rose in his mouth with the words “gym time.” On Tuesday, the Power star told The View hosts, “I would never make fun of any sexual assault victim. I wasn’t looking at Terry Crews that way at that point. I’m looking at The Hulk. The guy that’s this big that’s been taken advantage of.” Crews testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in June, sharing his experience of being groped by Hollywood executive AdamVenit in 2016.
“I sit here before you in this committee just as an example because a lot of people don’t believe that a person like me could actually be victimized,” he said in his testimony. “And what happened to me has happened to many, many other men in Hollywood and since I came forward with my story, I have had thousands and thousands of men come to me and say, ‘Me too.’” Crews later responded to critics with a tweet of all the questions he’d received after coming forward. During his appearance on The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg also asked 50 Cent about his thoughts on Me Too and how it might affect hip-hop.
“I think the Me Too Movement is important but for artists should I tell you what to paint?” the rapper said. “A lot of times, the artists creatively only know how to capture things they can actually reach… they have a limited range of writing, or they would have to study to write things that are socially the right things.”