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Stevie Wonder has issued an apology and an explanation following comments made in an interview with The Guardian.

Asked about the admission by Frank Ocean that he’s been in a same-sex relationship, the legendary musician took his foot, placed it directly in his mouth and replied:

“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.”

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Stevie Wonder has just called to say he’s sorry.

An unusual, confusing answer – and one Wonder quickly attempted to clarify in a statement. He told 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.”