Franck Ocean might be quiet on the music tip, but the singer is using his voice to slam Donald Trump for comments the presidential candidate made about Friday’s Paris massacre.
According to Trump, it’s the tuff gun control laws in the City of Light that contributed to the egregious series of attacks. “You can say what you want, but if they had guns — if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry — it would have been a much, much different situation,” Trump said at a rally in Texas on Saturday. “I hear it all the time, you know. You look at certain cities that have the highest violence, the highest problem with guns and shootings and killings — Chicago is an example, toughest gun laws in the United States, nothing but problems. So our country better get smart because we’re not smart right now.”
But according to Ocean, Trump’s “vacuous observation” was a way to spin a “tragedy for political gain.”
“On the real though Donald Trump. How is it ‘interesting’ that these shootings happened in a country that’s tough on guns,” Frank wrote on his Tumblr page. “Tells 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 Friday night, teams of terrorists staged six attacks across the city at six different locations including a concert hall, where Southern California band Eagles of Death Metal were playing.