After years of keeping quiet about his personal life, pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay. “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Ricky said in a message posted on his official Website. “I am very blessed to be who I am.” I am pretty sure this is not a suprise to anyone on the planet.
Ricky is busy finishing up his memoirs for publication. Now, I know this is going to sound cynical but do you think there is a remote possibility he waited to make this announcement prior to the release of his book in an attempt to boost sales and garner more publicity?
“To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment,” he wrote. In an earlier Tweet on Monday, the singer also posted a quote attributed to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. M.L.K.Jr.”
Below is a related clip from Kevin Smith’s Zak and Miri Make a Porno.