50 Cent draws criticism for wearing USMC uniform
Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his rap name 50 Cent, is a certified eight times platinum artist and well known for surviving being shot nine times in his native Queens, New York. He has admitted to dealing drugs as a teen; however, he was eventually discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, an achievement that led to Jackson garnering top hip hop honors and later gave him access to riches that transformed him into a respected businessman.
Recently, Jackson found himself in hot water over an image circulating around the internet of him wearing the United States Marine Corps uniform, including medals.
This is not going over well with the men and women of the Marines who place their lives on the line in battle for the rights and freedoms most Americans value and enjoy.
US Marine Cpl Schafer Matthew B shared his feelings about the image in an emotional post on his Facebook page this week. The viral post stated, “The Reason I Am Writing This Is To Ask You What The Fuck You Think You’re Doing Disgracing My Uniform We All Damn Well Know You NEVER Served In My Corps What Makes You Think You Have The Right To Put Medals On Your Chest That You Didn’t Earn I Wanna Know Who The F*** You Think You Are And Who Gives You The Right To Impersonate A Marine!?
Cpl Schafer’s compelling diatribe received nearly 105,000 “Likes,” close to 35,000 comments and almost 10,000 “shares.”