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Stevie Wonder apologises for ‘some gay people are confused’ remarks

Stevie Wonder has apologised after claiming in an interview that ‘some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused.’

The soul legend made the initial remarks during an interview with The Guardian published yesterday after he was asked about the issue of homophobia within the black community.

He 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."

However, the 62-year-old has since issued a statement of apology to The Advocate for his comments:

"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."




Watch Stevie Wonder perform 'Superstition' on Sesame Street below: