The celebrity reactions to the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown and the protests in Ferguson, MO have been trickling down. From J. Cole’s emotional declaration on “Be Free,” to Talib Kweli’s Twitter stance, a few artists have offered commentary on the tragedy. Next up is Frank Ocean, who took to his Tumblr page yesterday (Aug. 15) with the following photo and his accompanying thoughts:
You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there. If she was off the clock..then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times. What’s that guy’s name by the way?
Meanwhile, protesters and police continues their face-off on the streets of Ferguson. Yesterday, the city’s police department named an officer as Brown’s shooter, as well as pinned Brown to an alleged convenience store robbery. The unrest continues in the name of justice for the gunned down teen.