Will Frank Ocean Regret His Admission to Partly Loving Men Just to Sell More Records?
When we first heard Frank Ocean “came out” to say that his first love was a man only just TWO Days before his debut album dropped on iTunes, we came to the conclusion it must have been a publicity stunt to sell more albums. We did not cover the story because there is always someone who uses their ‘coming out’ moment for attention and in this case: MONEY!
Here’s his coming out admission:
“4 summers ago, I met somebody,” he wrote. “I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life.”
Now, reports have stated since is coming out moment , his “Channel Orange” album is running close to the No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top 200 Chart this week, reports the New York Daily News. So, far the album has sold 131,200 units, according to Nielson/SoundScan.
This. ladies and gentlemen is what we call an attention seeker and there’s another term many others use that refers to selling your body for money. He’s a prime example of a celebrity selling out or selling his soul to the devil… just for some money!! Quite pitiful, we must say.
Will Frank Ocean regret his admission to partly loving the same sex just to sell more records? In our opinion, eventually it will way on his heart later on when the big news runs dry and people start making mockery of him or use him in ways he never imagined.
UPDATE on July 26, 2012: We have just been informed that Frank Ocean’s album Channel Orange not only provides the lyrics to his songs but some of them bear a likeness to his coming out and homosexuality. Also, he conveniently provided a note card inside the album package that bears the exact Tumblr post admitting he liked a man (pictured above). Apparently, he wanted all of his fans to share this moment with him. So, this ladies and gentlemen is proof from the artist himself showing the world he orchestrated his ‘coming out’ and in a big way which means big albums sales for him!
UPDATE on July 22, 2012: We were not planning on saying much more about Frank Ocean but here are some excerpts from an interview just released from The Guardian. In the interview, he is responding to his Tumblr post about being in love with a man:
“…It’s about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest.”…”I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way,” he said.
He said that his open letter was written in December 2011 with a view to include it in the album sleeve notes in order to pre-empt speculation that might arise from some of its songs addressing men.
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he said. “I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.”
“People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”