Mark Ronson clarifies: he is not part of the ‘marginalized’ sapiosexual community

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Mark Ronson is promoting his new music, and he’s been making talk show appearances for weeks. A short time ago, he made an appearance on a British chat show where the discussion was about how one person identified as “sapiosexual,” meaning “a person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.” Ronson was asked about it during his interview and he was basically like “yeah, I guess I’m sapiosexual, I never knew the word for it” (I’m paraphrasing). It was clear that he had just heard of it and didn’t know much about it, and he was like “sure, who isn’t sapiosexual?” I took issue with Ronson’s words because he seems like the kind of guy who talks about being attracted to someone’s mind but ends up dating an endless string of young models. Well, Ronson now wants to clear some things up: of course he’s not really sapiosexual.

Mark Ronson opened up about his coming out as sapiosexual during a recent interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Or so it seemed. During Rolling Stone‘s interview — which was presented live on Wednesday at Ralph Lauren’s New York City Prince Street location (the full version will be available next week) — the DJ/recording artist/producer was candid about not being fully informed about the identification. “I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offense to it.”

Ronson explained that he was told that the show had a recent segment on sapiosexuality and they asked him how he felt about it. “What is it?” he asked. He said they explained it as: “Well, when you’re attracted to intelligence.” And he said, “That sounds great. Of course, who wouldn’t be? And they were like basically like, ‘OK, Mark Ronson identifies himself as sapiosexual, that’s great,’” he continued. “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.”

After the show, Ronson said he went back to his hotel and saw that 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 marginalized community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing.”

Ronson says, at first, that he wasn’t that worried about what he said; he thought that perhaps his comments would be put in context and viewers would understand. “But that’s not what happens on Twitter anymore,” he added.

[From Rolling Stone]

I actually hadn’t considered the perspective of “here’s this white heterosexual guy trying to act like he’s part of a marginalized community,” because I guess I didn’t realize that there is a sapiosexual community? Is there? And are sapiosexuals marginalized? It would make some kind of sense in 2019 if society as a whole marginalized people who were attracted to intelligence above all else, let’s just say that. Anyway, I appreciate the Ronson took it back and he’s trying to be respectful of a community which may or may not be marginalized, a community which he truly just learned of.

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  1. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    My think tank is overflowing, can’t worry about anything else currently lol.

  2. Um says:

    This is ridiculous

  3. Daisy says:

    Well, sapiosexual is not an actual sexuality. I feel like people just use this to feel more important because this way they mean someone’s looks don’t matter. But I appreciate he clarified, it’s now obvious he didn’t know this was a thing and thought liking his partner’s intelligence was the obvious thing one would do if they were dating someone. And I guess he said that about not being part of any marginalized community because he knows he’s a privileged white cis man.

    • veroS says:

      This. I find intelligence attractive and ignorance unattractive, But those are just traits I like in a partner, it’s not a sexuality ffs. I have no idea how this sapiosexual thing started

  4. amilou says:

    I watched his Architectural Digest home tour recently on YouTube, and he has the most endearing dry wit. I was charmed by him…and his cute house.

  5. Sayrah says:

    Sapiosexual is a thing and people who identify this way can feel marginalized? This is so ridiculous.

  6. Lizzie says:

    whatever he identifies as…i would

  7. Jaded says:

    I’m attracted to intelligent people. It’s called being an adult.

  8. Lucy says:

    I kinda have a soft spot for Mark because apparently he was one of the few people looking out for Amy Winehouse during her last years. I appreciate his clarification.

  9. Jules says:

    Well I will be able to sleep soundly tonight.

  10. Here In My Jammies says:

    Read some research on the subject. Most men still are intimidated by women who are smarter than themselves. So sapiosexual falls into the category of “say one thing and do another” for the majority of men.

  11. Here In My Jammies says:

    There is a reason behind the surprise among the public when a celebrity dates someone who is intelligent but not cover girl beautiful. Pierce Brosnan and Bill Gates spring to my mind first.