He spoke candidly about his coming out with Rolling Stone yesterday (Sept. 26) during a live interview presented at Ralph Lauren’s New York City Prince Street location: “I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offense to it.”
Ronson discussed his Late Night Feelings album “and things that I actually know about” during his previous GMB interview. “And they stated they previously aired a segment on sapiosexuality and they’re like, ‘Mark, how do you feel about sapiosexuality?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what is it?’”
Sapiosexuality means being attracted to someone’s intelligence over other factors, like gender or physical appearance. It seemed up the Oscar-winning songwriter’s alley — “That sounds great, of course, who wouldn’t be?” — but once he returned to his hotel after that initial chat, Ronson was unaware of how public his coming out had become.
“It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, ‘Guys, I have some big news,’” he teased. “And the fact that I would ever go on and sort of declare myself as a heterosexual white male a part of any marginalized community was terrifying to me or just like embarrassing. I didn’t really think much of it.”
Watch the Rolling Stone interview with Ronson below.