Uptown Funk and sapiosexuality

In the annals of “stupidest thing I’ve read today” we get Pink News

ah well enough said, isn’t it. We get Pink News.

Prepare to be stunned and amazed and admiring all at once:

In news nobody saw coming today, Mark Ronson has come out as sapiosexual, which describes being attracted to intelligence in a person above all else.

The chart-topping record producer behind hits such as ‘Uptown Funk’ revealed his sexual identity on today’s Good Morning Britain.

Hosts Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway congratulated the disc jockey for being “out and proud”.

I’d say this has got to be parody, but it’s Pink News – I don’t think they know what parody is.

Why would anybody see it coming? Why bother to say nobody saw it coming about some random claim about a random person?

And “has come out as”? Isn’t “coming out” meant to refer to something that is the object of unjustified stigma? To wit, being attracted to people of the same sex as opposed to the other one? Surely it’s not supposed to refer to attraction in general, is it? People don’t “come out as” being attracted to, say, people with short hair.

The UK morning talkshow held a debate on sapiosexuality after French equality minister Marlene Schiappa was mocked for coming out as a sapiosexual last month.

The 44-year-old, freshly single Ronson was, according to Garraway, “very involved in our debate backstage”.

Ronson said: “Yeah I didn’t know that there was a word for it.

“We were all arguing backstage in the dressing room with a couple of your producers. And yes, I feel like I am identifying as sapiosexual.

Shepard replied: “So, you are coming out as sapiosexual.

Ronson recently split from his wife Joséphine de La Baume in 2018.

Not sapio enough? Bit dim? Thick as a plank?

Mind you, Ronson doesn’t sound all that sapio himself.

What is sapiosexuality?

It’s not about what’s in their pants, it’s about what’s going on in their brain.

The term ‘sapiosexual‘ is relatively new. A LiveJournal user named Wolfieboy claims to have invented the word in 1998.

And 21 years later Pink News has decided we have to take it seriously?

I’m attracted to people who don’t talk this kind of unmitigated shite.

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