I hope that Frank Ocean doesn’t become “the gay singer,” for it would be criminally unfair for him to wear that label as so many of his musical peers and elders are sleeping with and loving same gendered persons, while selling images of hyper-heterosexuality.
Between watching Moonrise Kingdom last night and reading Frank Ocean’s statement, I’ve experienced just about the right amount of artistic renderings of adolescent romance in the past 24 hours. Anyway, as for the latter, not to say that the coming out of one public figure is objectively better than another or take away my support of any journalists who have come out in the past few days, but Frank Ocean coming out as whatever — whether he’s bi or gay, it’s not our issue so knock it off with the nagging as to why he wasn’t more clear — this all means more to me than a hundred Anderson Coopers coming out.
Happy 4th of July to everyone reading this whom it applies.
It’s pretty telling of I don’t know, something, that a well-known media presence comes out in an eloquent manner and the biggest response which overshadows others is basically “no shit”. Wow, what a supportive atmosphere that we have cultivated here for people like him! Look, it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen him with his boyfriend, waited tables for the two, saw them make out, or anything similar. No one cares. Turn off the snark for once, be genuinely supportive or be quiet.