Tank Stands By Opinion On Same-Sex Oral, Says People Need To Stop Being 'So Homophobic'

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 06: Singer Tank attends the All White Festival Weekend Kickoff at Masquerade on July 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

Tank Stands By Opinion On Same-Sex Oral, Says People Need To Stop Being 'So Homophobic'

Critics have been swarming his Instagram over a comment he made on Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” podcast.

Published October 23rd

Written by Danielle Ransom

Tank made a few points yesterday that some people are clearly not quite ready to handle yet. While appearing on Angela Yee’s syndicated Lip Service podcast, the R&B singer ruffled some feathers after he stated that a man performing oral sex on another man "once or twice” doesn’t automatically make him gay. The comment was made in response to a question from Yee, who felt that a man lying once makes him a liar, comparing it to how if a man “sucks dick” once, he might be gay. 

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  1. Tank didn’t agree with that analogy and broke down how people might experiment with the same sex out of curiosity only to realize it’s not for them — and that doesn’t necessarily make them queer. Naturally, people had a lot of opinions once the clip began circulating on social media. His comments sparked an earnest debate on sexual fluidity and identity. 

  2. Unfortunately, the ugly side of the Internet decided to rear its head too...

    ...with some people even coming after Tank’s sexuality. He took to Instagram where he delivered a poignant rebuttal. 

    “Homophobia’s real, let me tell you just that," he began. "It’s just as real as racism and classism — all these things — and [is] just as damaging, and it plagues our community the worst. This can’t be used as a negative."

     

  3. Tank continued: “You can’t use a human being’s existence as a negative. We’re going through enough. Don’t do that. I get it. You want to call me gay or whatever. I don’t have to defend that to you or anybody. You don’t have that power. But, let’s get back to the positivity,” he finished before he plugged his new album, Elevation.

    Amen!

  4. Listen to Tank’s comments in full and see some of the reactions to his comments below.

     

(Photo: Prince Williams/Wireimage)

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