Frank Ocean has responded to Donald Trump's comment regarding shooting in Paris.
We don't hear from Frank Ocean very often these days, but much like Yasiin bey earlier today, the attacks in Paris yesterday have moved him to break his usual silence. Actually, it was a particularly ignorant comment from presidential candidate Donald Trump that set Frank off.
"Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?" read a tweet from Trump, which was actually written back in January following the Charlie Hedbo shooting.
The tweet has been passed around today, and while it seems Frank may have mistook it as applying to yesterday's events, his criticism of Trump's remark remains relevant. (Especially since Trump has been going off on a similar tangent following the most recent attacks.)
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?
Frank went on to send his thoughts towards the victims of the attacks.
LOVE TO PARIS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY WHO’S LOST LOVED ONES TO EVIL ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. CHILL W/ THE ANGLES.
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