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.”
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.
His 2016 album, Blond, was a massive hit.
Rapper Tyler the Creator, who has worked with Ocean, appeared to come out on a new track recently, and fans were overjoyed.