In an unbelievably dangerous statement, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta actor, Lil’ Scrappy, said that he was glad that Frank Oceanadmitted his bi-sexuality, so “all the real women that love to mess with real men, straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down, you feel me?”
TMZ reports that Scrappy went even further with his opinion, saying that “[homosexuality] is a doorway to AIDS, scientifically.”
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There are several reasons that this is an exceptionally uninformed “scientific” statement. Though homosexual men are at higher risk for contracting HIV, the virus which can lead to AIDS, the primary cause of its transmission is unprotected sex — gay, straight, bi or try anything risky sex. Whether a man is “in the closet” gay or not, if protection is used then the woman is more protected with him than with a straight man who refuses to wear protection.
Responsible sex is the key to reduced cases of HIV/AIDS, not homophobic scare tactics.
Frank Ocean’s statement, in part, read as follows:
“4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost, and on the day we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless.”
Going on to speak of love openly and honestly, Ocean is unashamed to speak of his insecurities and vulnerabilities in a way that many “real men” are uncomfortable displaying.
It is definitely more “real” than anything displayed on “Love & Hip-Hop.”
Now, I’m no genius, but I would think that there are enough straight men who sleep around with women — other than their significant others — on the “down-low” that Lil’ Scrappy could speak out against them.
A rapper speaking out about “real,” “straight” promiscuous men who will sex anything with butt injections …that’s the closet I want to see opened.
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