Frank Ocean made a rare Tumblr appearance today to criticize Donald Trump for what he thought was his tweet regarding the latest situation in Paris, where a series of terrorist attacks yesterday resulted in over 120 people dead.
In the well circulated Trump tweet, the Donald said that he found it “interesting” a tragic incident would happen in a city with such strict on gun laws. The statement lead to a lot of responses, and Frank Ocean decided to come out of hiding to share a message to Trump.
“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?”Now there’s a bit of catch to all of this: The Trump Tweet was actually from the Charlie Hebdo attack — which also took place in Paris — in January. Ocean (and a lot of other people) apparently didn’t read the time-stamp.
“LOVE TO PARIS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY WHO’S LOST LOVED ONES TO EVIL ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. CHILL W/ THE ANGLES.”
Nevertheless, Trump has made similar statements about Paris and gun laws in the wake of the latest attacks. So both Trump and Ocean’s overall points still stand. Which do you agree with?