Frank Ocean has written a long note to Tumblr, in which he criticized his queer club night PrEP +, which began last night in New York City. According to a press release, PrEP + praised "the New York club scene of the 1980s, when the drug … was invented in this era". In the note, Ocean reports rumors that it was an invitation-only party funded by Gilead Sciences, the maker of PrEP, the HIV prevention drug named after him. "Sponsored by Blonded, independent," he wrote. "Let's just put that out of the way."
Ocean then turned to criticism that he was confronted with today by members of the LGBTQ + community as to how New York's queer club culture would have been if the Drug would have existed. "I'm an artist, it's important for me to envision realities that are not necessarily there, and that's a pleasure," he writes.
"A few days before we had the party, I discussed this topic with my team and one of the architects I work with believed that PrEP as a drug was 1
In addition, Ocean wrote:" I've seen someone say that this was a PR stunt etc etc, pshhh bitch, please come and drink something next time and I'll put out several stools so you can have as many seats as you need. "
The complete statement can be found at Frank Ocean's Tumblr.