Frank Ocean made a brilliant statement with this anti-racist pro-LGBT t-shirt at Panorama Festival
Out singer Frank Ocean has made a statement with a t-shirt worn as he performed at the Panorama Festival.
The ‘Blond’ singer wore a t-shirt designed by out bisexual 18-year-old Afro-Latina entrepreneur Kayla Robinson.
It read: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
The $18.99 shirt was sold by Robinson through her Green Box Shop website.
Writing on Instagram, the shop said: “1. IM ACTUALLY CRYING BC THE LORD HIMSELF IS WEARING MY CREATION 2. If you see any of these pictures can you PLEEEAASE tag our shop bc I would hate for any of the copycats to be credited. THANK YOU.”
Speaking to Complex, Robinson said: “It’s very exciting to see a queer icon like Frank Ocean giving a voice to marginalized groups and using his platform to raise awareness about social justice issues using one of our shirts.
“My business is essentially my life message. I want other companies to know that they can use sustainable/ environmentally friendly business practices (fair trade and/or organic fabrics) and still thrive as a business. The fact that Frank Ocean is contributing to this reality is surreal for me and I am eternally grateful.”
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The singer won praise after he discussed his relationship with men on his debut album ‘Channel Orange’.
Kanye West – who contributed to Boys Don’t Cry with a McDonald’s themed poem of his own – has spoken out in support of Ocean, praising the star for combating homophobia in the music industry.
However, other rappers refused to work with him since he came out.