Last night, Frank Ocean published a revealing letter on Tumblr. In it, he discussed “the [orange] summer he fell in love” with a 19-year-old boy. As expected, the letter sparked a variety of discussions: How will his seemingly bigoted friend, Tyler, respond? Will fans stop supporting him? Will fellow recording artists, celebrities, etc. accept his decision.
Well, Tyler and his OF cohorts showed their support (in the most bizarre way possible), and I’m currently bumping “Strawberry Swing.” So, what about the people Twitter deems necessary to grant a blue checkmark to? See what a few of them had to say below.
Solange: I salute you, brave soul. Independence Day. @frank_ocean
Mac Miller: frank ocean is very important for the growth of humanity.
JoJo: You just changed the game @frank_ocean. I respect you and love your work. The move you just made… So strong. Sending all positive vibes.
Tristan Wilds: Brav•ery: \’brāv-rē\ noun: The quality or state of being brave; courage. Thank you, @frank_ocean. You’re the fuckin’ man.
Luke James: You’re moving people. Moving people to the light of life bro. and thats bigger than what most of these so-called “God fearing” people could ever fathom doing in their walk/life time. You’re already blessed bro… just keep cruising. @frank_ocean
Russell Simmons: I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean.
Claude Kelly: courage and bravery only count when it means risking being unpopular. frank ocean just showed courage and bravery. kudos.
Rocsi Diaz: I congratulate the courage 2 b who u r in a industry that so judgmental
Consequence: I think the Frank Ocean situation is ILL. Does anyone remember Wendy Williams’ ‘Witch Hunt’ for ‘The Gay Rapper”?? #TimesHaveChanged
Justice League: Frank ocean is gay…so what, some of you niggas still lie on your dick about chicks. #BeHonest
DJ Drama/Chip: I commend Frank Ocean on his courage. I support him & will continue to be a fan of his work.
Jhene Aiko: …right and wrong is all in the mind of the doer. when Love is ur law , u dont have anything to worry about anyways …
Julissa Mermudez: Love is Love no matter what…and lord knows we need more of it in this world no matter which way it’s expressed. Frank Ocean I applaud u!
Kaleena: Listen @frank_ocean love you !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xoxox
Chester French: good work, Frank!
Pill: Honestly that shit don’t change nothing.. I’m still gone buy the album.. Shawty be jammin….
Alesha Reneé: I applaud anyone who’s walking in their truth in an age where Reality isn’t real but sold to the highest bidder. Cudos Frank.
Casey Veggies: To each is own (subtweet, maybe?)
Considering the Holy (Musical) Trinity–Jay-Z, Kanye West & Beyoncé–all rub shoulders with Frank, any public display of ignorance following his announcement is unlikely. Who knows, though? Chris Brown still has access to Twitter.