Rapper 50 Cent endorsed Trump twice last week but backtracked after a scolding and an offer from his ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Handler, that he couldn’t refuse.
While he’s a grown who can make decisions for himself, Handler’s intervention reminds us that some of the most intolerant people of independent thought are those on the left.
Last week, I told you about 50 Cent’s rejection of Joe Biden’s tax plan because it would reportedly take away 62 cents of every dollar he earns.
The attention his endorsement of President Trump’s re-election garnered caught the eye of Handler, who dated briefly 50 (real name Curtis James Jackson III) back in 2011.
She was so incensed that she dangled the prospects of another dalliance in exchange for him not voting for Trump.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she said she’d be willing to “seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publicly denounces Donald Trump.”
50 Cent took the bait.
Maybe this comedian was just making a bad joke. After all, offering to trade sex for a vote is immoral.
What I find most insulting though is that Handler does not believe a black person should support President Trump because of his or her skin color. And, she doesn’t want other blacks to follow his lead in questioning the tax policies of Biden or thinking for themselves either.
She told Fallon:
I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump, and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook.
This intolerant, narrow-minded way of thinking from a “progressive” woman is common among the left.
It’s disappointing that 50 Cent backed down on his position publicly, although we don’t know for whom he may ultimately cast his ballot.
As blacks and other minorities come to the realization that far-left policies, from taxation to regulation, undermine their success and stifle opportunity, more of them will move away from leftist politics. Support among young blacks for President Trump is rising and there’s been a modest but notable migration of black women (particularly younger women) away from Democratic politics to Independent status.
Whatever policies a black person decides to embrace, they should not be coaxed back into their place by the Chelsea Handlers of the world.