Stevie Wonder Uses The Word ‘Confused’ When Describing Frank Ocean’s Sexuality

Stevie Wonder sounds less homophobic and more confused himself when he talked to The Guardian about Frank Ocean, who came out just days before the release of his commercially successful freshman album Channel Orange.

When journalist Paul Lester asked Wonder in an early morning interview about his influence on Ocean, he responded with a simple “Yeah, I like Frank.”

Upon revisiting the subject, and delving into Ocean’s sexuality, Wonder said:

“I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused, people can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond.” 

“I’m not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.”

Surprising words from the man who wrote “Higher Ground,” though I would also urge you to remember that he was born in 1950.

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