Yeah yeah yeah – a lot of people already knew and people are saying that it should have happened ten years ago and some are even going on about how it's a publicity stint as he's writing a book and all…
Bollocks to all that people.
Ricky Martin is an amazing entertainer who has been living in the closet for 38 years. I can't even begin to imagine what that must feel like as I came out when I was 18. He's made millions for other people and has carved out a good life for himself. A lot can change for him professionally with this decision but I absolutely applaud him for being courageous in the face of adversity for going public with his sexual identity.
In a lot of ways, I feel that the music industry forces the dark closet on so many male artists and when you come down to it – it's just wrong. An artist can't be an artist unless they are true to themselves and by Ricky publishing his own coming out on his blog – he's proved that anyone can do the same – no matter the adversity, the professional risk of others, nor the fear of public rejection of your celebrity. No matter what you're opinion on Ricky Martin is – he is still courageous person.
Any time, anyone, no matter who they are decides to come out the closet – it is courageous decision and I happy that Ricky Martin decided to be truthful to his fans and put these rumours to rest.
Please don't stop the music Ricky.