On his web site today, Ricky Martin decided to set the earth's axis spinning in reverse, by sharing a shocking revelation: Yes, that queen is a homosexual. What next? Paul Lynde? Rock Hudson? George Michael? Tom Cruise? Nathan Lane? Clay Aiken? God, is the whole world gay?
Like so many before him, Martin chose his day of reckoning with great dignity: "Hmm, my career is screwed. I need some publicity in the worst way. Hey, let me finally come out, even though everyone saw those beach photos with my boyfriend three years ago."
He writes,"This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed. What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening in this moment. The word "happiness" takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and [a] vital part of my evolution. I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
I'm just thinking that jasdtv... oops, I nodded off there for a minute! This took him 38 years? What a wuss. Is that silence that I hear the world's ambivalence to this latent news flash?