Back in July, ‘Bad Religion’ singer Frank Ocean found himself under the intense gaze of the media after revealing he had been romantically involved with a male friend aged 19.
Receiving support from his fans and contemporaries alike, Ocean’s openness saw him belabored with the title of ‘this generation’s first openly ‘gay’ R&B singer’, despite the fact that he himself did not label his sexual orientation.
Now, the philanthropic musician Stevie Wonder has shared his thoughts on Ocean’s sexuality- explaining why he believes some gay people are at times confused by their thoughts.
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I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused. People can misconstrue closeness for love.
People can feel connected, they bond. I’m not saying all [gay people]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.
Here’s hoping Stevie’s comments- which will undoubtedly ruffle some feathers- aren’t taken out of context.
For, if we understood him accurately, he’s stressing the idea that sexuality isn’t as black and white as many would have it, and far too complex to label every same sex relationship ‘gay’, a sentiment Ocean’s letter seems to share.
On the flip side, the word ‘confused’ does bring about some unfortunate implications. Implications, which suggests Frank- or any other in his situation- isn’t sure of what he wants…or is going through some kind of ‘confused’ phase.
Either way, we want to know…