Frank Ocean lit up the stage on Friday night for New York City’s Panorama Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park, but his t-shirt drew even more eyeballs. During his headlining set, the performer came out donning a white shirt with the words, “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
The item hails from Green Box Shop and retails for $18.99. “This shirt addresses how hate speech will not be tolerated by the ‘tolerant left,’” the product description reads.
Could this be a jab at President Donald Trump? It was only Wednesday morning when POTUS announced over Twitter that transgender individuals will not be allowed “to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.” Members of the Trump administration have also been accused of racism, homophobia, and sexism. Though, Ocean could have also meant the shirt as a more general denouncement of bigotry and hate speech.
Many attendees were quick to notice the shirt. “Political views: frank ocean’s t shirt,” one Twitter user wrote.
Ocean performed songs like “Solo,” “Chanel,” “Ivy,” and “Nikes.” Justin Timberlake, who was on hand Friday, called the set “personal. Intimate. Beautiful.”Related youtube video: (not from post)