lost in translation

Ricky Martin Did Come Out … In a Cone of Silence


So Ricky Martin didn’t sort of come out, at least not the way we assumed. Bungling a translation from Spanish-language TV Aqui, reports surfaced that Martin said “his heart could belong to a woman or a man.” What he actually said was, “The heart of Ricky Martin… if it belong[s] to a male or a female… I have never talked about it.” Which doesn’t mean Martin denied being gay, and in fact very much opens up the possibility that he is, because really, what straight guy tells an interviewer that his heart could, even possibly, belong to another dude?