Mark Ronson apologises for 'coming out' as sapiosexual

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Mark Ronson attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mark Ronson has apologised for saying he identifies as sapiosexual, after his 'coming out' sparked online backlash.

The award-winning music producer appeared on ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britainlast week, immediately after a segment saw hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway discuss the label and what it means to be attracted to intelligence.

"I didn't know there was a word for it," the DJ stated. "We were all arguing back in the dressing room but yeah, I feel like I identify as sapiosexual."

"So you're coming out, then?" Shephard asked, while Garraway exclaimed: "Out and proud."

Many took to Twitter to voice how such language should be reserved for the LGBT+ community and that most people are, in some way, drawn towards people with similar interests as them. In response, Ronson has backtracked on his controversial comments in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

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"It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, 'Guys, I have some big news,'" he told staff writer Patrick Doyle. "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.

"I apologise if anybody misunderstood or took offence to it," Ronson - who divorced French singer and actor Joséphine de La Baume in October 2018 - continued.

This isn't the first time Ronson's antics on GMB have garnered attention. Back in February, the musician interrupted a live chat with Friends star Elliot Gould having just picked up an Oscar for co-writing A Star is Born's standout song Shallow.

"This is rarefied," he said, hijacking the interview. "The Grammys are really the epitome for music, so this seems like something from another universe and it's nothing I would have been upset about if I never came across, but to have it is really special."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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