Stevie Wonder recently did an interview with UK’s the Guardian where he talked about R&B singer Frank Ocean’s coming out and his 1973 car accident that almost cost him his life in California.
During the interview the music legend gave his thoughts on frank’s sexuality which won’t sit too well with the LGBTQ community.
See what he had to say below:
On vividly remembering the car crash in which he nearly lost his life in 1973, and the sedan in which he was travelling careened into a truck which suffered severe injures.
“It was on 6 August that I almost died in that car accident,” he recalls. It was a key date for another reason. “It was also on 6 August – 1988 – that my son Kwame was born. Life is funny.”
Does the crash remain the signal event of his life?
“It is significant,” he replies, and it’s a typical Wonder response, “but I was blessed to come out of it. God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.”
On Frank and the gay community,
“I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused,” he says. “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.”
Granted that “some” gay people are confused. I don’t think the confusion is about their attraction but rather reconciling what religion and society tells them To who they are and the feelings they have. But this is a very sensitive subject or area of a lot in the LGBTQ community so people are going to misconstrue his remarks. Its a scenario that rarely happens but in adolescence with all the hormones shooting through the roof you can see why it maybe a confusing time for some.
What’s your thoughts on this?