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July 2012

Does 'Coming Out' Hurt Your Career?

Frank Ocean shocked music fans, and even more fans of black music, when he announced his sexual orientation in an open letter. But lets be honest: he's not the only one! Critics are wondering if his "openness" will negatively affect his music career in the future. The bigger question is - Will this spark a 'coming out' era for black entertainers?
Voting Has Ended

Does 'coming out' hurt your career?

01
  • No, people are becoming more open-minded.

  • Yes, too many people are still homophobic.

Will other hip hop artists follow suit?

02
  • No, it'll be a long time before that happens.

  • Yes, Frank Ocean is only the beginning.

Poll results so far...

No, people are becoming more open-minded. 57%

No, it'll be a long time before that happens. 51%

Yes, Frank Ocean is only the beginning. 49%

Yes, too many people are still homophobic. 43%

No, it'll be a long time before that happens. 58%

Yes, Frank Ocean is only the beginning. 42%

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