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The internet isn’t taking too kindly to Mark Ronson proudly “coming out” as sapiosexual

Music producer Mark Ronson made headlines last week when he went on Good Morning Britain and said, “I feel like I identify as sapiosexual.”

Ronson’s self-revelation came after author Nichi Hodgson appeared on the show earlier in the hour, where she explained the term to audiences.

“The definition of sapiosexuality means intelligence first,” Hodgson said. “I have dated men, women, transmen, transwomen, and across the gender spectrum and identify now as bisexual. The thing that has linked all these people has been their brains.”

44-year-old Ronson, who co-wrote Lady Gaga‘s hit “Shallow,” heard Hodgson as he waiting backstage. When it was his turn to be interviewed, he told the show’s hosts that he’d never heard the term “sapiosexuality” before, and that learning about it sparked a revelation within himself.

The hosts responded by applauding Ronson for being “out and proud.”

Soon, headlines like Mark Ronson Courageously Comes Out Of The Closet As Sapiosexual and Mark Ronson Identifies as Sapiosexual: ‘I Didn’t Know There Was a Word For It’ began flooding the internet.

But folks on Twitter haven’t quite as moved by Ronson’s on-air revelation…

According to Psychology Today, a sapiosexual is a person who “finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature for a potential sexual relationship.”

As far as we know, Ronson has only ever been romantically linked with cisgender women. He was married to French model Joséphine de La Baume for six years. Prior to that, he was with actress Rashida Jones. And last February, he attended the Academy Awards with SNL talent executive Rebecca Schwartz.

Ronson has not issued any further comment since “coming out” last week.

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