Frank Ocean Speaks Out on Paris Attacks, Blasts Donald Trump
Frank Ocean is breaking his silence. The reclusive singer has remained out of the spotlight while he works on the long-awaited follow-up to channel ORANGE, but he took a moment to address the terrorist attacks in Paris and slam Donald Trump for his controversial remarks.
Following the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in January, Trump tweeted about France’s gun control laws. But his old tweet resurfaced in light of Friday’s attacks.
Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2015
In an entry on his Tumblr page, Ocean blasted the Republican presidential candidate for his insensitive comments.
ON THE REAL THOUGH DONALD TRUMP. HOW IS IT ‘INTERESTING’ THAT THESE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED IN A COUNTRY THAT’S TOUGH ON GUNS. TELL US DON? BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT VACUOUS OBSERVATION WAS ABOUT GIVING YOUR NRA-LOVING CONSTITUENCY A HANDJOB AND SPINNING A TRAGEDY FOR POLITICAL GAIN AND I’M THINKING MAYBE USING A SITUATION WHERE DOZENS OF INNOCENTS HAVE JUST BEEN MURDERED IN THE STREETS ISN’T THE BEST TIME. NO?
He also paid respect to the victims of the Paris massacre. “LOVE TO PARIS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY WHO’S LOST LOVED ONES TO EVIL ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. CHILL W/ THE ANGLES,” said Ocean.
His new album, reportedly titled Boys Don’t Cry, was expected to arrive over the summer, but currently has no release date.