Frank Ocean comes out
2012-07-04 by Jacob Royal STAFF | 89 Comments

In a letter that R & B musician Frank Ocean wrote in the airport, he talks about sexuality, and specifically about his first love, who was a man. This announcement precedes the release of Channel Orange, Ocean's second solo full-length; Ocean decided to release the letter now, since the album's lyrics apparently suggest bisexuality.

Read the letter here:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6me6uSdO81qdrz3yo1_1280.png

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Recspecs
July 4th 2012

9811 Comments


Is this the real deal?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012

48559 Comments


He is cool guy now

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MeatSalad
July 4th 2012

13387 Comments


And yet he's in a hip-hop collective that shits on gays all the time

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012

48559 Comments


I'm sure they all buttfuck each other

FearThyEvil9
July 4th 2012

11360 Comments


Tyler definitely buttfucks Lucas.

Recspecs
July 4th 2012

9811 Comments


"And yet he's in a hip-hop collective that shits on gays all the time"

Syd is a lesbian, and do you really take everything they say seriously?

MeatSalad
July 4th 2012

13387 Comments


Do you really take everything I say seriously?

chambered49
July 4th 2012

1727 Comments


new album should rule

elephantREVOLUTION
July 4th 2012

2702 Comments


good for him i guess

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Recspecs
July 4th 2012

9811 Comments


Good point you're a shitty troll have a nice day.

sixdegrees
July 4th 2012

15777 Comments


who cares about his sexual orientation?

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MeatSalad
July 4th 2012

13387 Comments


"Good point you're a shitty troll have a nice day."

Have I wronged you in some way? I don't believe I have. You must just be butthurt from being trolled when I wasn't trying to troll.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012

4196 Comments


Good for him

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Recspecs
July 4th 2012

9811 Comments


In this case, the only butthurt person is Frankie Ocean, HEYYYOOOOO.

MeatSalad
July 4th 2012

13387 Comments


I geddit

paxman
July 4th 2012

4083 Comments


In bigger news

DirEnRefused
July 4th 2012

1963 Comments


Lol, I highly doubt OF are sincerely homophobic. They just say shit to say shit.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012

48559 Comments


Just cuz people get offended when you say shit doesn't mean you're a homophobe. If they came out and were like yeah he's not in the group anymore cuz he's a homo than yeah they would be

gabethepiratesquid
July 4th 2012

4521 Comments


no they hate gay people they have also raped women

theacademy
July 4th 2012

27698 Comments


i dont get why people assume OF is homophobic... i mean haven't we grown up at all? isnt this the same debate from MMLP back in 2002...

MeatSalad
July 4th 2012

13387 Comments


Hey man, that could still happen

suppatime
July 4th 2012

428 Comments


Is this actually on tumblr? I've only seen this screenshot. MAYBE IT'S A PLOY TO SELL MORE ALBUMS. I MEAN HE'S OPENING UP THE LGBT COMMUNITY TO R&B BY COMING OUT.

RosaParks
July 4th 2012

14592 Comments


"I MEAN HE'S OPENING UP THE LGBT COMMUNITY TO R&B BY COMING OUT."
logic

"no they hate gay people they have also raped women"
bahahahahhaa

DeathsThread
July 4th 2012

210 Comments


No Odd Future is genuinely homophobic, they're terrible people. They're Murders, Arsonists and have a general disregard for education.

toolpeth182
July 4th 2012

190 Comments


takes a lot of courage to open out like that to his fan-base, especially in an R&B/hip-hop community, and especially at his age.

GringoSuave89
July 4th 2012

943 Comments


new respect for Frank. Good for him.

FourthReich
July 4th 2012

15303 Comments


this is ironic for obvious reasons, i really don't care though because i would go gay for his voice...

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2012

48559 Comments


"It would be more surprising to see a list of entertainers that aren't gay. The whole music/movie industry is run by homos. Thats why Leonardo Dicaprio hasn't won an Oscar yet...Cause he's never gotten bufu'ed by a dude in a movie."

lol

Knott-
Emeritus
July 4th 2012

10194 Comments


the letter is pretty cool in itself

AnthonyFartano
July 4th 2012

233 Comments


odd future is hipster trash

MMX
July 4th 2012

4646 Comments


Why is this news?

Emim
July 4th 2012

26195 Comments


oh no now i can't listen to his music anymore

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2012

30298 Comments


i dont get why people assume OF is homophobic... i mean haven't we grown up at all? isnt this the same debate from MMLP back in 2002...


You're surprised that Andcas acts like he's a 14 year old caught up in the MTV generation?

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2012

30298 Comments


No problems, me and Seacrest are buds

KILL
July 4th 2012

67082 Comments


called it

bloc
July 4th 2012

34499 Comments


I thought Syd Tha Kyd was gay too

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2012

30298 Comments


She is

bbdmittenz
July 4th 2012

213 Comments


Good for Frank.

JazzHands333
July 5th 2012

311 Comments


Props

Ignimbrite
July 5th 2012

5228 Comments


His first love was Hawks.

oltnabrick
July 5th 2012

29282 Comments


^ LOL

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oltnabrick
July 5th 2012

29282 Comments


OMG Steve Carrell avatars attack!

VanitySeason
July 5th 2012

396 Comments


some people are genuinely unable to listen to odd future now that frank ocean is openly bisexual. you would think mongoloid christians wouldn't be listening to their constant religious slurs in the first place?

808muzik
July 5th 2012

916 Comments


Am I the only one that doesn't really view Frank with OF? He's so obviously more mature, it's on a whole other level. Good for him.

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Emim
July 5th 2012

26195 Comments


some people are genuinely unable to listen to odd future now that frank ocean is openly bisexual.


u dum?
u dum.

oltnabrick
July 5th 2012

29282 Comments


I don't really see Frank Ocean as a member of OF either.

Sirob
July 5th 2012

2653 Comments


good for this nigga mad 'spect

defjaw83
July 5th 2012

1763 Comments


This takes some balls to come out with something like this. It shouldn't affect anything, but it probably will because of the human race etc.

I have even more respect for this guy now to be honest and I can't wait for the new album

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 5th 2012

20230 Comments


AnthonyFartano

lmao

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omnipanzer
July 5th 2012

21391 Comments


"who cares about his sexual orientation?"
^ this

"Is this actually on tumblr? I've only seen this screenshot. MAYBE IT'S A PLOY TO SELL MORE ALBUMS. I MEAN HE'S OPENING UP THE LGBT COMMUNITY TO R&B BY COMING OUT."


Your caps lock is on.

Wolfhorde
July 5th 2012

11799 Comments


niggahs be gay... oh wait

omnipanzer
July 5th 2012

21391 Comments


Your mustache is amazing.

WeepingBanana
July 5th 2012

9897 Comments


your ass is amazing omni back that shit up

Wolfhorde
July 5th 2012

11799 Comments


Omni you should join the official club of Tom Selleck's Magnum mustache.

Oh yeah, I forgot: HOMIES OVER HOES HOMIES OVER HOES - DO YOUR HOMIE, DO YOUR HOMIE

bennyola09
July 5th 2012

249 Comments


STOP SAYING OFWGKTA ARE HOMOPHOBIC!!!!!!!!!

Tyler himself has cleared the air by saying:
"I'm not homophobic. I just say faggot and use gay as an adjective to describe stupid shit," and, "I'm not homophobic. I just think faggot hits and hurts people." However, he later said in an interview with MTV about the slurs, "Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know. If it offends you, it offends you. If you call me a nigga, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way; I personally don't give a shit."

omnipanzer
July 5th 2012

21391 Comments


"STOP SAYING OFWGKTA ARE HOMOPHOBIC!!!!!!!!!"
stop being a homophobe apologist.

Inveigh
July 5th 2012

24192 Comments


is there any evidence that this is actually real?

I mean, if it is then good for him, but otherwise it's a pretty weird/cruel/insensitive joke...

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omnipanzer
July 5th 2012

21391 Comments


Or just something no one gives a shit about... one or the other.

JohnFire
July 5th 2012

166 Comments


He posted that on his facebook yesterday so it's legit. That doesn't mean it's completely true though. But I think it is. Good for him.

gabethepiratesquid
July 5th 2012

4521 Comments


"is there any evidence that this is actually real?" that picture is from his Tumblr and on his Twitter he posted a link to that.

omnipanzer
July 5th 2012

21391 Comments


A bag of them?

ZenIsNotChosen
July 5th 2012

94 Comments


Kinda funny since he makes a joke about being bisexual in his verse on Oldie.

FourthReich
July 5th 2012

15303 Comments


"fact is

odd future sucks dicks"

literally not figuratively because their music is still great

Skoj
July 5th 2012

910 Comments


i'll totally view his and OF's material completely different now. can't be loving those bands that are gay, or god gets angry.

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SmokingTheClouds
July 5th 2012

639 Comments


Never would have guessed it. Good for him "coming out" I suppose.

Mickeymau5
July 5th 2012

1614 Comments


wouldn't be suprised

wabbit
July 5th 2012

6746 Comments


"takes a lot of courage to open out like that to his fan-base" yeah I'm sure the fan base of 22 year old hipster males are REALLY critical of gays

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 5th 2012

30298 Comments


Well you're our window into that world Rabbit, tell us what they think

wabbit
July 5th 2012

6746 Comments


that you're a faggot

wabbit
July 5th 2012

6746 Comments


BOOM.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 5th 2012

30298 Comments


BOOM.


Did you just do that to your own comment? hahahaha

fromtheinside
July 5th 2012

16395 Comments


for the life of me i can't figure out why this is a big deal.

this seems to add to the regression of our "progressive" culture

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RosaParks
July 5th 2012

14592 Comments


i see heterosexuals appropriating words that don't apply to them
why am i not surprised

"OMG UR NOT ALLOWED TO BE OFFENDED BY THAT ITS JUST A WORD"

Idnuf
July 5th 2012

1491 Comments


jesus christ rosa we get it you're gay

taylormemer
July 5th 2012

4887 Comments


Ah.

KjSwantko
July 5th 2012

8721 Comments


"Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know. If it offends you, it offends you. If you call me a nigga, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way; I personally don't give a shit."

+1,000 for him

breakingthefragile
July 5th 2012

2935 Comments


The guy has some guts coming out, especially since the R&B and Hip Hop community he is accounted with isn't all too known for tolerance or support of this kind of thing. All I care about is that his music stays awesome, more power to him.

drasticaction74
July 5th 2012

1675 Comments


I'm not homophobic

faggot

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suppatime
July 6th 2012

428 Comments


h8rs

suppatime
July 6th 2012

428 Comments


< the original surprise coming out was Slash>

lucasjcockcroft
July 6th 2012

3669 Comments


"Tyler definitely buttfucks Lucas."

, damnit

henryChinaski
July 6th 2012

2457 Comments


Way to go Frank

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FourthReich
July 6th 2012

15303 Comments


"is rosa really gay?

HAHAHA that explains everything!!!"

where have you been? his coming out thread was one of the funniest things ever.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 6th 2012

20230 Comments


where have you been? his coming out thread was one of the funniest things ever

link

PuddlesPuddles
July 6th 2012

4701 Comments


He's gay, which naturally means he's courageous, right guys? We're so open-minded 2012

someguest
July 6th 2012

18902 Comments


i'm a honky

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someguest
July 6th 2012

18902 Comments


"i'm a honky"

just did

someguest
July 6th 2012

18902 Comments


I was born a honky and nothing else, man!

lucasjcockcroft
July 7th 2012

3669 Comments


if rosa is gay
does that mean aphrodisiac is to?



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