Outspoken: 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, John Waters and more…

Rap star 50 Cent

“Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better.”

— Rapper 50 Cent, sounding off Sept. 6 on Twitter about gay gossip maven Perez Hilton. The tweet, which included a photo of two men running from a mob, has since been removed. (MTV UK, Sept. 12)

“Making light of violence against LGBT people in a time when violent hate crimes are still regularly perpetrated against our community is not only deeply offensive, but also potentially inflammatory.”

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, urging supporters to tell 50 Cent via Twitter that “anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about.” (glaad.org, Sept. 9)

“And thank you to all the gays for remaking this video over and over again.”

Lady Gaga, accepting the Video Music Award for Best Female Video for her song “Bad Romance.” (MTV.com, Sept. 12)

“I think we should just try to make heterosexual divorce illegal.”

— Iconic filmmaker John Waters on how gay and lesbian couples can achieve marriage equality. (Associated Press, Sept. 13)


Top photo: Rapper 50 Center (via Facebook)