Stevie Wonder Apologizes for Controversial Statement on Gays
Stevie Wonder has issued an apology and an explanation following comments made in an interview with The Guardian.
Asked about the admission by Frank Ocean that he's been in a same-sex relationship, the legendary musician took his foot, placed it directly in his mouth and replied:
"I think honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused. People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I'm not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that's them."
Stevie Wonder has just called to say he's sorry.
An unusual, confusing answer - and one Wonder quickly attempted to clarify in a statement. He told The Advocate:
"I'm sorry that my words about anyone feeling confused about their love were misunderstood.
"No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music. Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man. What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period."
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