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Mark Ronson apologises for coming out as sapiosexual, says he’s definitely heterosexual

Patrick Kelleher September 27, 2019
Mark Ronson apologises for coming out as sapiosexual

Mark Ronson has apologised for "coming out" as sapiosexual (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Mark Ronson has apologised for “coming out” as sapiosexual, saying he did not fully understand the meaning of the term.

The music producer first made the comments during an appearance on Good Morning Britain last week – but he backtracked yesterday during an interview with Rolling Stone.

Ronson said that he was not fully informed about sapiosexuality – a term that refers to being attracted to a person’s intelligence over looks – before he went on the show.

Mark Ronson saw his ‘sapiosexual’ reveal was making headlines when he got back to his hotel.

He said that the Good Morning Britain had recently aired a segment on the trend and asked him how he felt about it. He asked them what it meant, and when they told him, he said it sounded great.

“And they were basically like, ‘OK, Mark Ronson identifies himself as sapiosexual, that’s great,'” he said.

“And then they proceeded to ask me about Miley Cyrus’ dating life and something else I probably wasn’t that informed to talk about either, and then that was it.”

I do not consider myself part of any marginalised community and I apologise if anyone misunderstood or took offence to it.

It wasn’t until after the show, when Ronson went back to his hotel, that he saw his remarks were making headlines.

“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 marginalised community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing.”

Ronson apologised if people misunderstood his meaning.

He continued: “I do not consider myself part of any marginalised community and I apologise if anyone misunderstood or took offence to it.”

The hitmaker also said that he was not initially worried about the comments as he thought that people would understand what he had said in its context.

During his initial appearance on Good Morning Britain, hosts Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway congratulated him for being “out and proud”.

The word ‘sapiosexual’ is relatively new. LiveJournal user Wolfieboy claims to have invented it in 1998. It comes from the Latin word ‘sapio’ which means “I discern” or “understand”.

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