Read Frank Ocean's Powerful Response To The Orlando Shooting

June 21, 2016

Frank Ocean just reminded us why we're impatiently awaiting his next album.



He published a Tumblr post today reacting to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. It's deeply personal, reflective poetry. He writes:

"I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month. I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the people he killed. I heard the news say he was one of us."

Ocean's piece echoes a 2012 Tumblr post in which he came out as bisexual.

His musings on homophobia and depression in the LGBT community remind us why his artistic voice is vital.

Read the complete post below.