Mark Ronson Apologises For 'Coming Out' As Sapiosexual
Ronson appeared on Good Morning Britain last week, where the presenters were discussing French minister Marlène Schiappa being mocked for calling herself a sapiosexual.
The debate around the term - which means finding intelligence sexually attractive or arousing - continued, and when asked about it, Ronson responded by saying he did see himself as someone attracted to intelligence.
But Twitter users were, as per, outraged, so Ronson felt he needed to apologise in an interview with Rolling Stone on Wednesday and clarified that he is not actually sapiosexual.
He said: "I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offence to it."
He said that Good Morning Britain asked him if he identified as sapiosexual, to which he replied: "What is it?"
Ronson said that they explained it as: "Well, when you're attracted to intelligence."
To which he replied: "That sounds great. Of course, who wouldn't be?"
He continued: "And they were like basically like, 'OK, Mark Ronson identifies himself as sapiosexual, that's great'.
"And then they proceeded to ask me about Miley Cyrus's dating life and something else I probably wasn't that informed to talk about, either, and then that was it."
He said that he returned to his hotel room after the show to see the comment was beginning to make headlines, as well as being picked up by Twitter users.
He said: "It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, 'Guys, I have some big news!' And the fact that I would go on and sort of declare myself - like as a heterosexual white male - part of any marginalized community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing."
He had hoped that his comment would have been put into context by the show, but it wasn't.
"People don't really watch the thing, they just hear about something and make it all big."
One of his friends who is also an activist apparently advised him to say something about it.
He added: "If I said something that I knew was incendiary or offensive or racist or homophobic, of course I would correct it in a second, but this just feels so crazy to me."
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