Stevie Wonder apologises for gay remark
The legendary soul singer has said he is sorry for describing gays as "confused"
The singer made his original comments in an interview with the Guardian concerning R&B artist Frank Ocean's recent revelation that he had fallen in love with another man.
"I think, honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused," Wonder said. "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."
In a statement to the Advocate magazine, Wonder said he was sorry if his words about gays 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," he said. "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."