Frank Ocean: Target Banning Your Album Has Nothing to do with Your Sexuality
Writing for Reason4Rhymes.com, Maria Lloyd says that Frank Ocean’s team was being too sensitive by assuming that Target’s decision to ban his album is due to his being gay. Lloyd references Ocean’s manager, who gave a knee jerk reaction to the ban, stating that Frank’s homosexuality as likely the driving factor. The manager later comes back and apologizes, but the article makes us wonder if people are getting overly sensitive about homosexuality.
It turns out that Ocean wasn’t banned at all for being gay. There are other gay artists featured in Target’s collection. At the same time, political activities of the past have led some to speculate that Ocean’s sexuality may have played a role in the process. At this point, it’s hard to tell. Reason4Rhymes.com tells more:
Frank Ocean’s Album is Banned from Target, Has Nothing to Do with Him ‘Coming Out’
Large retail chain Target banned Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” from hitting their shelves this week. Speculation that the ban was due to Frank Ocean’s ‘coming out’ letter that discussed his heartbreak over a male friend who he’d romantically loved, surfaced social media with fans questioning Target’s decision and threatening to boycott the retailer. Target cleared the rumors by issuing their statement via Billboard Magazine:
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