Rapper and actor 50 Cent is receiving some well-deserved heat after posting about the Beirut explosion on Instagram.
Footage of Beirut’s port explosion has been flooding online ever since August 4th, the day of the awful disaster.
The “Candy Shop” rapper 50 Cent, shared the video of the explosion to his 26 million followers on social media where he wrote as a caption “The f–k they had in there […]” and continued his sentence by hashtagging 2 alcoholic brands.
If you’re wondering what it means to include brand hashtags in an IG post, influencers like him with significant followers do so to promote their sponsors.
Considering the immensity of the Beirut port explosion, many people on social media quickly took to the comments section, criticizing the star’s caption.
“You should be posting about ways in which we can help those poor families that are now homeless.” one person commented. “This is not a matter to joke with.”
Many social media users insisted that the well-known rapper should be sending his prayers instead of joking about the explosion, while others accused him of using the clip as a form of advertisement for his own companies or sponsors.
Which seems to be more likely the case…
Not only has Beirut’s explosion been making the headlines of all world media, but it has also been the most searched for and its images the most looked at on social media worldwide.
Shamefully so, he seems to have wanted to take that advantage of that to promote himself and his sponsors, a matter not lost to any.
The Lebanese fans will remember that.
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