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    Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    http://rickymartinmusic.com/portal/news/news.asp?item=114532
    wow, the most shocking news of the decade

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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    Definitely not a surprise.
    In fairness, though, I do think it's hard for Hispanic males to come out of the closet because of the whole macho thing going on in the culture.
    It's slowly eroding through the years, but still fairly dificult.
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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    Good for him. It's sad that he felt he had to live a lie for so long, although there were always rumors. May ignorant people leave him in peace.
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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    Actually, I'm fairly surprised. Haven't heard much about Ricky Martin through the years but when he first hit the big time I can see why his people would want him to keep it a secret (same with Lance Bass of 'N Sync). In the last few years, though, when I did hear his name come up I was wondering. But good for him for putting it out there. I think it isn't as big of a shock anymore as it once was.

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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    I'm shocked...even speechless!

    Actually, as a gay man I find the timing of his coming out annoying. It was the third-worst kept secret in the world (behind Rosie and Ellen), in fact he has been fine being photographed with his partner on vacation and in public. But now, that his career has faded, and he probably can no longer get his waist down to a certain size, and has the kids and the partner and royalties still piling up...in short, set for life with nothing to lose...he decides to strike a book deal and come out.

    Not exactly the bravest coming out in history. But I guess we'll take it.
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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    I don't know about the third worst. Elton John was even more obvious than Ellen and Rosie.
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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    ^ I don't think Elton was in the closet.

    Like Rock Hudson, everyone knew about Ricky long ago. It sure hurt his career.

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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    i never really saw the gay in him. i thought he was just metro. i don't remember Elton been in the closet. then again he is maybe twice my age.

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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    Good for him. I think many suspected him of it anyway so it's no big surprise.
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    Re: Ricky Martin comes out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3865427;
    Definitely not a surprise.
    In fairness, though, I do think it's hard for Hispanic males to come out of the closet because of the whole macho thing going on in the culture.
    It's slowly eroding through the years, but still fairly dificult.
    Oscar de la Hoya, anyone?
    I don't think Oscar is gay; he just likes to play dress up every now and then!

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