In a recent interview with the Guardian, Stevie Wonder was asked to address Frank Ocean‘s sexuality and impact on hip-hop. While we would have expected to hear a very warm response, his statement is up for interpretation. Here is what he had to say:
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.
Not exactly the answer we were expecting from the always loving Stevie Wonder. With that said, it seems as though it may have been taken slightly out of context as some headlines are already claiming Stevie Wonder called Ocean and the gay community ‘confused’. It appears that Ocean himself wasn’t so clear about his sexuality in past statements, and even wanted people to ask questions about it, which Stevie arguably did.
Stevie also said in the interview that he likes Frank and even sang the hook from Ocean’s “No Church In The Wild” to Frank himself when he met him at a party recently. Is it possible then, that Stevie’s comment was simply meant as a personal message for Frank Ocean, and not as any kind of criticism for the gay community? Are you disappointed by Stevie’s comment? Do you think his comment is being blown out of proportion?
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