Music producer Mark Ronson grabbed the headlines last week on Good Morning Britain when he said,
“I feel like I identify as sapiosexual.”
Author Nichi Hodgson appeared on the show earlier in the hour, and explained the term to audiences.
“The definition of sapiosexuality means intelligence first. I have dated men, women, transmen, transwomen, and across the gender spectrum and identify now as bisexual. The thing that has linked all these people has been their brains.”
Ronson heard Hodgson as he waiting backstage and when he was interviewed, he said to the show’s hosts he’d never heard the term “sapiosexuality” before and that he identified with the term.
The hosts responded by applauding Ronson for being
“out and proud.”
Soon, headlines like Mark Ronson Comes Out As Sapiosexual (as here on The Wow Report, where it Trended #1 all week) and Mark Ronson Identifies as Sapiosexual: ‘I Didn’t Know There Was a Word For It’ began flooding the internet.
But folks on Twitter weren’t quite as moved or convinced by Ronson’s revelation.
Tyler Coates wrote,
“I’m not sure claiming that you won’t fuck an idiot makes you queer, you guys”
(See more below.)
According to Psychology Today, a sapiosexual is a person who
“finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature for a potential sexual relationship.”
Ronson seems to have only ever been romantically linked with cisgender women. He was married to French model Joséphine de La Baume for six years and before that, he was with actress Rashida Jones.
Ronson has not commented any further on his “sapiosexuality”.
Mark Ronson is sapiosexual which means he’s attracted to people for their intellect. Which is cool. And I’m glad he’s found so many beautiful women under 35 whose intellect he’s attracted to x— shon faye. (@shonfaye) September 20, 2019
I’m not sure claiming that you won’t fuck an idiot makes you queer, you guys— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) September 19, 2019
Sapiosexual Mark Ronson has been unlucky only to ever find intelligence in very beautiful young women. Not a wizened old man or nondescript middle aged person among his partners.— Michael Hann (@MichaelAHann) September 20, 2019
Proud to announce that I’m coming out as incredibly annoyed. https://t.co/jwrck0Xvyx— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) September 19, 2019
mark ronson didn’t even “come out as sapiosexual” he was talking to the producers of gma about finding himself attracted to smart ppl & they said “you are sapiosexual” and he was like “yeah, I didn’t know that there was a word for it” 🤨— Sofi the gemini 🥦 (@drugsbalIads) September 19, 2019
mark ronson sneaking into the library, finding a book and pinching its tiddy— Deirdre (@figgled) September 21, 2019
(Photo, screen grab; via Queerty)