50 Cent gets backlash for using Michael K Williams’s death to promote TV Show & Liquor
The internet is in mourning because of the tragic death of The Wire actor Michael K Williams. The actor who played Omar Little has left friends, family, and millions of fans across the world aggrieved after he was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment. And the reports suggest, according to sources, that the actor died after overdosing on heroin. That is a very tragic way for such an iconic actor. However, some people still managed to make fun or gain personal benefit out of this tragedy. And Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson was one of them.
50 Cent first uses Michael K Williams’s death to promote his show and liquor
On Monday, after news broke out of Michael K Williams’s death, the 46-year-old rapper shared a screenshot of the news of the actor’s passing. In the caption, 50 Cent promoted his show Power Book III: Raising Kanan and used hashtags to promote his line of cognac and wine. The rapper wrote::
Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. R.I.P. Michael K Williams #bransoncognac #lechemendurio #bottlerover Jackson wrote, plugging the Starz show, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan
The post has since then been deleted, but here’s a screenshot of 50 Cent’s Instagram account:
Later, he uploaded the same post with a new caption, this time apparently mocking Williams’s death, writing with emojis:
New Caption alert. hey jimmy ya man OD’ed
50 Cent then shared a screenshot of a past feud that he had with the deceased actor. In it, Michael K Wiliams was defending Jimmy Henchman, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Lowell Fletcher. In the caption, 50 Cent then said that he is not going to fake sympathy for the actor, writing:
Don’t ever try to understand me I’m different. I don’t do all the fake love sh*t
Eventually, 50 Cent deleted this post as well. However, until then, Twitter and other social media outlets had discovered the posts and were sending torrents of criticism towards the rapper.
Public outrage over the rapper’s opportunistic and callous comments
Understandably, the public did not respond well to the words 50 Cent chose when talking about Michael K Williams. A series of users on Twitter criticized the rapper, saying it was “disgusting and disrespectful”. A user also called the rapper “garbage” and a “horrible and nasty” human being.
Moreover, fans of 50 Cent were also thoroughly disappointed with his disrespectful post, not shaming away at all from criticizing their beloved singer.
It doesn’t look like 50 Cent has any remorse for his words. And many of his followers make sure to remind him of the disrespect he did on Michael K Williams’s death in the comments section of his recent Instagram posts.