Rapper 50 Cent recently took to Instagram to share his feelings about the deadly novel coronavirus which has now made global headlines.
Since the outbreak, social media has been rife with disinformation and panic pertaining to the newly discovered disease. Some ignorant posts have even gone as low as to throw racism toward Chinese people.
— SOHH (@sohh) January 28, 2020
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, the 44-year-old rapper did all that and more by suggesting to Donald Trump to “send these mother f*****s back to China.”
The post included an image of a headline about the five cases of coronavirus purportedly in the U.S.
“Send this shit back to China and we don’t remember the other bullshit Trump, ok?”
“I’m done with general Tos [sic] chicken,” he added, implying that Chinese food from restaurants is not safe to eat either because of the virus.
The post also had him engaging with some of his followers who commented. At one point he even suggested giving “this sh*t” to Magic, because “if he die, we all dead.” The comment may be referring to NBA legend Magic Johnson, who has lived over 25 years after his NBA career-ending HIV diagnosis.
Designated as 2019-nCoV, coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China and spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. The contagious disease has so far infected 4,500 people and killed 106 in a span of weeks, based on Chinese health officials’ figures.
Feature Image (left) via @50cent, (right) via Getty