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Ricky Martin Is Not Having Miss Peru’s Homophobic Foolishness

In a recent interview, Cindy Mejia, the reigning Miss Peru, indicated she wouldn’t have to worry about having a gay kid because her children will be raised by a mother and father and won’t be molested.


Ay, que estupida!


Speaking with Peru21, Mejia said she wouldn’t have a gay child “because these things happen perhaps because a child grew up without a father, or was molested, or lived with his mother and sisters became effeminate.”

She went on to elaborate that in any case, the man up stairs has her back. “I’m not too keen on the subject. The day I have my children I will entrust them to God completely, will raise them with care with a father and mother and support them completely, because there should always be communication.”

Over the weekend, Ricky Martin took a break from dazzling audiences at Evita to check Miss Thing, tweeting (in Spanish), “What a shame! Such foolish comments. Total ignorance.”

Realizing a shitstorm was a-brewing, Mejia issued an apology, saying that “Due to my lack of knowledge of this topic, I made an error and it won’t happen again. I apologize if these comments contributed to discrimination or violence against the LGBT community. As a representative of Peruvian beauty, I promise to devote myself to fight against homophobia and ‘machismo’.”

Oh, beauty queens—is there anything they can’t screw up?
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    • Carlos

      Gays of the World,

      let’s screw up that stupid bitch!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sukhrajah


      I understand and empathize, but don’t believe that violence is the answer.

      She has either learned (about the ignorance of her comment), or was pressured by a significant person or group to recant and apologize for her statement.

      That’s progress.

      Will she make the mistake again? Highly unlikely. If she does, then she will have no ‘I apologize for my ignorance’ defense.

      Either way, I think that she has learned her lesson, and it’s guys like us – every one of us, standing up and calling out homophobia where and when we see it, that’s going to change the world.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • keoki3

      Good thing the “man upstairs” has your back, ’cause Ms. Martin will cut a bitch!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank

      Beauty queens from Peru will be beauty queens from Peru

      Jul 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sohobod

      Yeah. Let’s hug everyone.
      Sorry, I’m just going off to be sick.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Coco Peru

      This could have been avoided if the world saw me as the “reigning” Miss Peru… just sayin’

      Jul 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hector

      Where is Peru?

      Jul 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fergus

      @Miss Coco Peru: You are the ONLY Miss Peru in my book!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad

      She probably realized she could loose her crown. But hey she did apologize so that makes everything ok. I am kind of tired of these people who say hurtful hateful things then turn around and say “oh i’m sorry” then everyone thinks it’s all cool.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tomas

      You got that right Honey!!!!!!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • F Stratford

      Well she did apologize
      On top of that promised to fight homophobia

      So it’s not just An “I’m sorry you feel that way” kind of non apology.

      Maybe we should giver her a chance to prove it?

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James

      @Hector. Peru is about a block south of Pasadena Wyoming.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • F Stratford

      I would like to commend Ricky Martin though for being visible in the Latin community. I know he is no longer as famous as he was but it helps to have someone like him on our team.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rory

      “Miss Peru” should be so lucky as to have a son who grows up to be as talented, handsome, sexy and yes, gay as Ricky Martin. How long before we see this humble “representative of Peruvian beauty” LOL starring in her own “It gets better video”?

      Jul 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flick

      Well, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. She very likely grew up in a very conservative environment, and obviously does not quite understand what it is like to grow up as a gay male. From what I understand, Peru is very conservative outside its major cities, and one is bound to pick up some misinformation along the way. At least we aren’t seeing another rendition of Carrie PRejean, who just dug her heels in further, and made herself into some kind of a martyr (although her Jesus says posing for nudie pictures is ok). Best of luck to all the MU contestants this year!

      Jul 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris

      @Miss Coco Peru: For this comment only, queerty needs a like button, rarely have I seen truer words written on Queerty. There should be only one Miss Peru.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris

      @Sukhrajah: I genuinely don’t believe that Carlos was advocating violence…doyou think violence is the only way the gay community could screw up a beauty queen? Where do you think all those dresses come from? And who do you think applies the layers of paint and hair?
      She may end up the only “representative of Peruvian beauty” doing her own hair, and in a dress from the Peruvian equivalent of Loehmann’s

      Jul 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Global Traveler

      The thing is that people say these stupid things, suffer an unexpected (by them put altogether too predictable) backlash and then apologize and ask for forgiveness.

      What people seem to forget is that no has to accept an apology or offer forgiveness. It’s sort of up to the person wronged at that point.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Macmantoo

      Sad as it is, there are a lot of people who still believe in this. You have this person with her ignorant comment and the Chick a fil CEO with his stupid comment and you wonder where the hell have these people have had their heads for the last 10 years a least. Sorry but you can’t fix stupid.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize

      @Hector: Unfortunately, feigning ignorance in this case does not make such a statement irrelevant; it only makes you seem out of your league.

      Jul 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vireyda

      I’ve met people who honestly believe the molested thing. My sister once a had a coworker discover she was a lesbian and tell her “Oh I’m so sorry that happened to you!” It took them ages of conversation for my sister to figure out the coworker had learned somewhere along the way that lesbians become lesbians when their fathers molest them as children.

      So it’s disgusting and ignorant that she said it, but at least she recanted when told differently. Since she didn’t make standard non apology apology, I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt at least. If people in Canada (where my sister is) and the US (where I am) can believe that nonsense, not such a stretch that it’s being taught even more effectively in places like Peru.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 1:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayo

      @Sukhrajah: There’s no ignorance in this case, she knew what she was saying and recanted because she had to. period.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sheena

      she apologized coz shes gonna lose her crown PERIOD AND ITS HER DREAM TO JOIN MISS U!!!….that ignorant bitch

      Jul 19, 2012 at 4:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu

      I lol’d so hard X)

      Jul 19, 2012 at 6:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC

      And the hate groups like NOM et al will say she was pressured by the “Gay Agenda”.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Yes, but don`t forget she is BLOODY Catholic :-( WTF.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark

      Ugly on the inside can never be erased.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Coco Peru

      Can someone please help that girl with her make-up? On a less serious note, give the girl a break. She said something stupid out of a place a ignorance and when challenged, she apologized. Carrie Prejean still hasn’t learned that lesson.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Coco Peru

      Sorry to THE REAL MCP. I posted in jest. I do apologize. Please forgive me your loveliness!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Analog

      OMG, was that really Miss Coco Peru!!???
      Love you! x

      re Cindy Mejia: it’s amazing how quickly people like this say one thing absolutely categorically, seemingly with unshakeable belief and then when they get a backlash they say the complete opposite. Maybe she thought her original comments would make her more popular??? Seems hard to believe.
      Very odd.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      Brainess beauty.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 5:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.

      This is all the influence Christianity. Why does no one advise her to stick her homophobic Bible in her butt? Why are gay people afraid of saying anything against an ideology that spreads homophobia?

      Jul 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • m wright

      She sure is ignorant

      Jul 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • goldfish

      Ahhhh screw her and The Donald

      Jul 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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