Every time a celebrity steps out of the house, all eyes are on them. When they use that spotlight to make a statement, people take note. Frank Ocean wore a powerful graphic tee on stage at a festival, and fans are loving the message. If you're looking to get the exact same tee, then you're in luck. The shopping options are pretty much endless, so get your wallets ready.
It's been a big year for graphic tees. This political season brought the now-iconic Nasty Women shirts and slogans like "The Future Is Female," but this one is taking it to a whole new level. At Panorama, a New York City music festival, Ocean wore a shirt that read, "Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?" It was a powerful message, and fans are loving it.
This isn't the first time the tee has gotten some social media buzz, either. As BuzzFeed found, a teen from Houston tweeted the shirt in January and it went viral. As of July 29, the tweet currently has 190,999 favorites and 87,411 retweets. Now the tee is making round again with Ocean's on-stage appearance. Here's a look at how the singer styled the tee at the festival.
Why Be Racist When You Could Just Be Quiet, $18.99, greenboxshop.com
If you're looking to spread the message yourself, I have some good news. There are multiple online shops to snag the tee. The online store Green Box Shop is claiming that Ocean bought the shirt from them, but you can also snag the style on Etsy and They're super affordable too — like, under $20 affordable. There's no telling how fast these shirts will fly off the virtual shelves now that Ocean has sported them, so you better shop fast.
Why Be Racist Tee, $20, etsy.com
Fans can't get enough of the tee, so there's a good chance that this top will be sold out soon. According to Twitter, there's an overwhelming positive reaction to the message. Here's what people have to say.
political views: frank ocean's t shirt pic.twitter.com/W8ZCOjxnnH— paul richard (@paulboy) July 29, 2017
I'd like to register as an "Ocean" for the next election.
frank ocean has this shirt, so i bought this shirt pic.twitter.com/x79Rg30hxF— nicole (@notnickgrohl) July 29, 2017
I saw Ocean wearing a powerful message graphic tee, so I bought a powerful message graphic tee.
lol I just bought a shirt because frank ocean wore it last night— joe (@joekishimoto) July 29, 2017
Frank Ocean performing at Panorama Festival— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) July 29, 2017
YES TO THE SHIRT! 👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/aS9vq8REPi
All the yes.
the shirt frank ocean wore— Nate Louis (@Blackboi_Flyyy) July 29, 2017
tonight at panorama 🙌🏾💡 pic.twitter.com/boI55lRZIL
The emojis say it all.
The best part about this frank ocean summer festival tour is seeing what shirt he'll wear next.— kevin witkowski (@k3v1nnn) July 29, 2017
What will he wear next?!
Needless to say, you should get the tee while you still can.