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50 Cent's autism jibes so ignorant, slams Keith

BOYZONE star Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa have hit out at 50 Cent's "ignorant" comments about Autism.

The Carphone Warehouse decided to pull the plug on his upcoming visit to Dundrum Town Centre after the controversial star landed himself in hot water after telling a fan they "look autistic."

The rapper later apologised for his comments, admitting they were "insensitive".

But singer Keith Duffy, a dedicated campaigner for autism following his daughter Mia's (12) diagnosis with the condition, has heavily criticised his cruel comments.

Mia has autism, a developmental disorder which affects her ability to relate to people and situations.

"It sounds to me like just another case of the ignorance surrounding autism," he said.

mfinn@herald.ie