A month after R&B singer Frank Ocean revealed his bisexuality, a new website aimed at lashing out at the Odd Future affiliate has launched.
The site, titled Hate Tweets To Frank Ocean, archives negative remarks directed at him.
Ever since Frank Ocean announced that he was bisexual on July 4 leading up to the release of his new album Channel Orange, he has gotten a lot of positive support. Still, there are those people out there who can’t help but project hate towards him. A new website titled Hate Tweets To Frank Ocean aggregates homophobic tweets that continue to be sent to him. The site archives the tweets, and allows readers to respond directly to those sending awful messages to Frank. (Complex)
All posted comments reportedly also expose the users’ Twitter names.
Well in the wake of Frank Ocean coming out there’s been a whole lotta hype about what it means to be gay in hip hop over the past couple of weeks. While a lot of the discourse going around is intelligent, well thought out debate about the state of the industry, unfortunately there’s also been the rantings of the homophobic peanut gallery. Hate Tweets to Frank Ocean is a web service that aggregates gems that are aimed at Ocean along the lines of the following; @EpicThoughts “D*mn frank ocean Ah f*g too… THIS Sh*t Gotta STOP” @LomaxKidd “Gotta get this queer a** n*gga Frank Ocean out of my music library” @3Legged_Monsta “F*g f*g f*g lmao JK but frank ocean is a d*ck in the booty a** f*ggot” The site archives all the hate tweets (presumably in case any of these guys try and run for President) and gives visitors a platform to respond to them directly. (Acclaim Mag)
Last week, Ocean’s former music rival Chris Brown denied making anti-gay remarks toward him.
“My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is ……… Love who u wanna love. It’s ur decision. People stop searching for BS.,” he tweeted Monday (July 30).
“Everyone is so quick to point the wrong fingers at each other! Ask urself… Am I Doing everything I can to help the world ????”
“The world is so bent on social acceptance that we’ve forgotten what makes us special… Our individuality! #Imdone #readabookb*tch” (Chris Brown’s Twitter)
In late July, the singer came clean on his motivation behind releasing an open letter on Independence Day.
He said that his open letter was written in December 2011 with a view to include it in the album sleeve notes in order to pre-empt speculation that might arise from some of its songs addressing men. “I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he said. “I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.” The Odd Future member also downplayed the risk in his coming out. “People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.” (Guardian)
Check out a recent Frank Ocean interview below: