As arguably pop music’s biggest introvert and hermit, Frank Ocean usually doesn’t make it a point to share his opinion on world events with the public, choosing only to make public statements on the rarest of occasions about issues that move him. Well, clearly President Donald Trump’s inauguration yesterday was enough to move the enigmatic singer to words because yesterday he used Tumblr to criticize Trump’s welcome ceremony.
In his Tumblr post, Ocean commented on the visible difference between the number of people who showed up for former President Barack Obama’s inaugurations versus the considerably smaller number of supporters who showed up for Trump’s inauguration.
“I’M REALLY EXCITED FOR THESE INAUGURATION CROWD NUMBERS TO COME IN,” Ocean wrote on his personal Tumblr page. “Don’t cook the books either, Donald. We all know your event was dry. No matter how many times CNN anchors repeat majestic or peaceful transition of power.”
The singer then turned his attention to Obama and claimed that the beloved former president had every right to walk out on Trump’s inauguration.
“The world can see America [is] divided and the chaos in the streets. Barack we love you but it would’ve been equally presidential if you would’ve just walked on out while Donald got through that struggle speech trashing your career,” Ocean wrote.
Ocean then explained that most Americans, whether they admit it or not, know that Obama did a good job as president and did many things to create equity and unity in our nation. He also made mention of the personal impact that seeing a Black first family had on him.
“The majority knows man, we know you did good. We see it. The majority sees Donald for who he is too. He ain’t slick. And it’s too bad the majority doesn’t count. In any event, a first family that I can relate to will be missed. Really, though,” Ocean wrote.
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