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It Got Better: Ricky Martin Admits To Bullying Gays While Growing Up

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I look back now and realize I would bully people who I knew were gay. I had internalized homophobia. To realize that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that….I didn’t want them (his twin sons) growing up in a house of lies… or thinking that there was something wrong with being gay.”

Ricky Martin discussing how he came to grips with his sexuality in the September/October edition of GQ Australia via Daily Mail.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 27, 2013
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  • 11 Comments
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      I would have beat his ass and then tried to date him.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 8:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @Scribe38: Spanked, not beat.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 8:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      This is so refreshing to hear someone, celebrity or not admit to being a bully/bullying someone. It just seems that in today’s age, everyone and anyone has been bullyed. So many conveniently leave out the times that they have done the bullying.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      @Caleb in SC: I stand corrected sir. ;)

      Aug 27, 2013 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      ok..ok..Thank you Rickyyyyyyy.

      This man is so fine. Shout out to all Latino men. I would like to put you on the menu this weekend mmmmm…yes papi.lol..yes god! lol…

      hhhhh…I love myself.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @Scribe38: I would have done something else to his ass

      Aug 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trelin
      trelin

      He’s still so dreamy.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nyruinz
      Nyruinz

      @Tackle:

      The sad part is a lot of the bullied become the bully’s when they get older

      Aug 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Nyruinz: Very true. I wasn’t praising Ricky on his past bullying, but his honest about it.

      Aug 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaki
      seaki

      LLLLLLLLAAWDDDDDDDD,..Sweet baby Jesus and Drunk Ass Mary!!! I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!! So wait,…..you was a BULLY to other fags,…….and became the BIGGEST fag of them all!!!!! :::Sexual Karma is a fat bitch is hungry for irony:::: ok,..jokes aside,..damn this man is FINE as FUCK,….MY GOD!!!!!

      Aug 28, 2013 at 7:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      wow, I give him a lot of credit for this.

      I took me awhile to figure out that some of my bullies MUST have been dealing with gay issues of their own. Some of the bullying was so psycho-sexually weird, there was really no other logical explanation! If it matters – and I think it does in THIS context – almost all my bullies were Hispanic. The macho baggage?

      Good for Ricky for talking about internalized homophobia.

      Aug 28, 2013 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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