Stevie Wonder sorry for gay comment

Published Sunday, 02 September 2012
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Singer Stevie Wonder has apologised after apparently suggesting gay people are "confused" about their sexuality.

Stevie Wonder sorry for gay comment

The soul legend made the comment to a British newspaper after he was asked whether he was surprised about the reaction singer Frank Ocean caused when he recently revealed his first love was a man.

Wonder told The Guardian: "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."

Now the Superstition hitmaker has spoken out to clarify his remark, while appealing for "more love" and "no bigotry" in the world.

He tells 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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Frosty in Here wrote (597 days ago):
@ Realist, I think you're missing the point, although yours is just as valid. How much has Jewish-Christian-Islamic suppression negatively affected people's ability to be themselves for fear of their very lives? Everyone tries to be normal, few realise there's no such thing.
Realist in England wrote (598 days ago):
What is wrong with what he said exactly? I am sure many gay people try to repress their sexuality due to social pressure and enter into "confused" relationships with members of the opposite sex. Someone I knew went out with a gay gay for ages before he came out and left her. I do not believe that he intentionally led her on. It works both ways and was a totally fair comment, IMO.
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