Super producer Mark Ronson got some blow back last week after it was reported he was “coming out as sapiosexual,” and he’d like you to know that he’s sorry.
In a new interview for Rolling Stone, Ronson admits he was “not informed enough” to use the word.
Sapiosexuality is the concept that people are attracted to, or aroused by, intelligence and not someone’s gender or sexual orientation.
“I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offense to it,” he said.
Ronson is in the midst of promoting “Late Night Feelings,” his latest album featuring collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Lykke Li and Angel Olsen. The announcement took place during an episode of Good Morning Britan following a segment on Marlèna Schiappa, the French equality minister, who happens to identify as sapiosexual.
The point of contention arouse from Ronson being asked about how he felt about sapiosexuality, to which he responded:
“Well, when you’re attracted to intelligence… That sounds great. Of course, who wouldn’t be?”
It wasn’t until he had gotten back to his hotel that he learned his comment was misconstrued.
“And they were like 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. “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.”
It was the producer’s hope that people would see his comment and be able to understand what he meant out of context.
“But that’s not what happens on Twitter anymore,” he said.