Stevie Wonder Is Sorry For Calling Frank Ocean 'Confused'
After a tense couple of days, it looks as though Stevie Wonder is trying to make nice again with gay hip-hop performer and upcoming SNL musical guest Frank Ocean.
Asked about Ocean’s ballyhooed coming-out in a recent interview with U.K. newspaper The Guardian, the legendary Wonder said, "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."
Reacting to the resulting outrage — which he really should've seen coming — Wonder was quick to clarify his comments in an exclusive statement to 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."
Is all forgiven now? Do we still have to hold a grudge or can we go back to listening to "Part-Time Lover"? We're so confused!