Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Frank Ocean, "Forrest Gump"

"Be clear. Frank Ocean, as part of a hip hop collective (Odd Future), will go down in history as the most high profile hip hop/R&B artist to go public with their homosexuality or bi-sexuality. In the same year that President Obama publicly supports gay marriage, and Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet, it will be really interesting to see how one of the more openly homophobic subcultures reacts to Frank’s honesty. Is his audience younger and more open-minded so it won’t phase them? Will other long-rumored gay, lesbian, or bisexual hip hop stars be inspired to make their own statements? Ironically, Frank’s crew has put out some really homophobic lyrics, but they also have openly lesbian DJ Syd. But for Frank Ocean to tackle this scary step by facing it head on, no Oprah moment, no subliminals… just a brutally honest love story. It’s a really amazing moment."
Miss Info on singer Frank Ocean's coming out yesterday.

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jfruh (#713)

Will there come a day when I'm no longer fazed by people writing "phase" when they mean "faze"?

Danzig! (#5,318)

@jfruh Set fazers on stun

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

What is interesting about his post is that he doesn't frame it in terms of a specific sexual identity, but rather he just tells a rather beautiful story of young love. It makes you wonder how much potential love has been lost due to societal biases.

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