Music producer and DJ Mark Ronson has issued an apology for coming out as sapiosexual.
Ronson backtracked his comments in an interview with Rolling Stone, following a media firestorm after he referred to himself as sapiosexual during a Good Morning Britain interview last week. Ronson now says he was “not informed enough” to properly use the term.
“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,” Ronson says. He adds: “I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anyone misunderstood or took offense to it.”
Sapiosexuality refers to attraction to a person for their intelligence, regardless of physical looks or gender. Ronson’s comments made international headlines, as observers took the admission to mean he identified as bisexual. He now clarifies that he identifies as heterosexual.