Posted in music on September 4, 2012

Stevie Wonder and Paul MCCartney

As the NY Times says:

During a recent interview with The Guardian, Stevie Wonder was asked if he was surprised over the uproar caused by Mr. Ocean's revelations, since no other mainstream R&B artist had so openly embraced their homosexuality. Mr. Wonder responded: "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.''

Over the weekend, however, Mr. Wonder issued a statement to MTV News: "I'm sorry that my words about anyone feeling confused about their love were misunderstood," he said. "No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music. Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man. What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period."

Frank Ocean's upcoming gigs include Saturday Night Live and ATP NY.

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Comments (23)

I always just assumed that all R&B artists were closet homosexuals.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:39 PM

YES HE CAN!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:40 PM

jammin' on the one

Posted by Theo | September 4, 2012 3:41 PM

why does Stevie need to apologize? he's a legend. Ocean is a flash in the pan. plus Stevie is blind which is worse than being gay.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:45 PM

Stevie Wonder once was sued by a lover for giving her herpes.

The power of love.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:46 PM

More like Stevie BLUNDER.

Seriously though, what it is with Americans feeling the need to apologize for EVERYTHING. He said it, he obviously meant it.

No balls

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:53 PM

Frank Ocean should say that all blind people are fucking idiot bigots and see how that flies.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:56 PM

Sell those records, Mr. Ocean.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:56 PM

"why does Stevie need to apologize? he's a legend. Ocean is a flash in the pan."

I was about to say the same thing. Stevie should just ignore this clown, no one will remember him in a year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:05 PM

I thought he was apologizing for being black. I feel let down...

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:14 PM

It didn't even sound like a bad comment to begin with ...

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 5:59 PM

4:14 wins

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:22 PM

So Stevie makes a stupid comment and his PR people step in and fix it while he's not looking?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:09 AM

Nothing stupid or offensive at all with the comment.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:26 AM

"while he's not looking"

baaaaaa-ziiiiiing

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:57 AM

3:41 made my morning. Bravo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 7:43 AM

Being blind is worse than being gay, but is it worse than being associated with Odd Future?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 9:51 AM

Did the mainstream just give SW a pass to hate on gays? Totally. Songs in the Key of homophobe

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:25 AM

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I FEEL CLOSENESS FOR YOU

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:43 AM

No...4:14 loses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 11:12 AM

There's a lot of offensive things one can say to Steve Wonders.

Posted by robert | September 8, 2012 9:53 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 6:46 AM

nice of him to say sorry.

Posted by jordon | July 22, 2013 4:02 PM

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