Producer and rapper 50 Cent condemned a gun company for manufacturing a real gun that resembles a toy gun. The Power producer discussed the Lego Glock while appearing as a guest on The View on July 14.
A Utah based company, Culper Precision, made the gun with blue, yellow and red pieces that look like Lego blocks on the handle and barrel. According to KUTV News, the Block19 is also nicknamed the Lego Glock. 50 Cent posted a picture of the gun on Instagram saying that it was a bad idea. The post has since been deleted.
“This looks like they are trying to market guns to the kids,” he wrote. “This is not okay cops will start shooting little kids playing in the park.”
Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was killed on a playground by a police officer while he was playing with a toy gun in 2014, and many people, including 50 Cent, were shocked that a gun company make a real gun that looked like a toy and retailed for $600.
“There’s no place for it…I know for some people, their shooting is a sport. And they want to have a good time and enjoy themselves while doing it, but they don’t need it to look like a toy.”
Activist Tim Black also condemned the gun company for manufacturing the weapon.
“A gun that looks like Lego Blocks? They might as well make kids jerseys with targets on the chest and back. Get Em Fif@50cent! What the hell was culperprecision.com thinking? Fire R&D and every Exec who signed off on this dangerous idea.”
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A gun covered in Legos to look like a toy sets off a furor https://t.co/vHisZfTgz6
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 13, 2021
Curtis @50cent Jackson speaks out after criticizing a company for unveiling a firearm encased in what appear to be plastic building-block toys: “It felt like they were marketing to kids.”
“[For] some people, shooting is a sport… they don’t need it to look like a toy.” pic.twitter.com/NzyBFiFaX4
— The View (@TheView) July 15, 2021
Fire R&D and every Exec who signed off on this dangerous idea. pic.twitter.com/CtNLa1jYlb
— RealTimBlack (@RealTimBlack) July 16, 2021
Culper Precision used Lego to market the gun and even advertised on social media that Lego blocks can be used on the gun. “You can actually build Legos onto it,” said the caption.