A trait of autism is "inappropriate laughter". We may randomly burst into giggles. This confuses people because there's nothing seemingly funny. The thing is that I live inside of my mind all the time. It's as though I have one foot in the real world, and the other in a fantasy world. I may have remembered something funny, a funny thought may come to mind, or I imagined a funny situation in my mind. Also, I do find different things funny. To a neurotypical it may appear like I've flown over the cuckoo's nest, but sometimes I can get a chuckle out of someone if I actually explain myself. Aspies are known to have an unusual sense of humour due to the fact that we perceive the world differently. Sometimes I share with people what made me laugh, other times I keep it to myself because we're all better off that way.
There's one reoccurring joke that keeps me entertained that I'll share with you. Before I get into it, I'll start off by establishing the fact that everything is an illusion and everything, absolutely everything, is connected. 50 Cent stirred some controversy in the autism community when he insulted someone by saying he "looked autistic", which isn't even a thing but that's beside the point. Later on, he videotaped an autistic man and ridiculed his "odd demeanour" by comparing him to a drug addict. He doesn't realize that his entire career is supported by these types of minds.
"My insecurities could eat me alive"
"Ever heard of Aspergers? Its a rare condition"
Eminem is a lyrical genius. He used to absorb encyclopedias and dictionaries to enhance his rhyming abilities, something I can relate to being a poet. Learning new words makes my mind feel satiated. I don't believe that personality disorders are absolutes, like autism, it's a spectrum. Because Eminem grew up in arguably one of the worst possible living conditions, he developed coping mechanisms to survive, however unhealthy. I can see right through his tough exterior. He is a pattern thinker. He observed which behaviour others responded effectively to and mimics "rough" behaviour he witnessed growing up. Despite his often shocking verses, he displays an unusual level of sensitivity. He was bullied mercilessly in his youth. He also masks the fact that he can't socialize by maintaining a stoic expression. A lot of his bad boy reputation is actually his inability to cope and meltdowns. So that was my two cents on 50 Cent's misinformation.
It's not appropriate to "out" anyone alive but let me put it this way, Autism makes Hollywood go round. It's hilarious to me that people mistreat a community of people that they unknowingly worship like gods (like the Rap God). This same concept applies for regular life as well. Politicians, bosses, business owners, you name it, we're there. We're literally everywhere but you just don't know it, and they may not either. The only real difference is whether someone disclosed their neurology or not.
"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."
The cosmic joke is that a condition viewed as a weakness is the exact same genetic DNA that makes up all of the things considered great in this world. The joke is on all of us.