Frank Ocean Takes Aim At Donald Trump, Blasts The Candidate For Using Twitter To ‘Spin Tragedy For Political Gain’

by | PopCrush
Eamonn McCormack, Getty Images
Eamonn McCormack, Getty Images

Joining the ranks of celebrities like Madonna and Justin Bieber, rapper Frank Ocean recently took to social media to offer his condolences to those affected by the brutal attacks on Paris that took place on Friday November 13.

Taking to his Tumblr, the artist shared, “Love to Paris and any individual or family who’s lost loved ones to evil anywhere in this world. Chill with the angels.”

In addition to the sentiment, Ocean also tore into an old tweet posted by Donald Trump back on January 7, a tweet that has resurfaced in light of the events in Paris. The tweet, which received a great deal of backlash when it was originally posted earlier in the year, was made in reference to the tragic and deadly shooting that took place at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris. It reads, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?”

Though it’s still a little unclear whether or not Ocean was aware that Trump’s tweet was over nine months old at the time of posting his reaction on Tumblr, he blasted the implications created by the GOP candidate’s statement anyway:

“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 hand-job 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?”

On the night of the November 13 attacks in Paris, Trump simply tweeted:

In the wake of the city-wide attack, 129 people have been confirmed dead.

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