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Frank Ocean has been quiet while the public waits for the follow-up to his debut album channel ORANGE, but the singer broke his silence to discuss the terrorist attacks in Paris and address Donald Trump for his controversial remarks.
Trump tweeted about France’s gun control laws following the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in January. The old tweet resurfaced in light of Friday’s attacks in Paris.
Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2015
In a post on his Tumblr page, Ocean slammed the Republican presidential candidate for his comments:
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?
He also paid respect to the victims of the Paris massacre:
LOVE TO PARIS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY WHO’S LOST LOVED ONES TO EVIL ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. CHILL W/ THE ANGLES
The singer’s new album, reportedly titled Boys Don’t Cry, was expected to drop over summer, but there is no official release date.