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Ricky Martin Clapped Back at Homophobes With This Heartfelt Message

Ricky Martin Clapped Back at Homophobes With This Heartfelt Message

"The most I wish in this life is that we all can feel free proud of ourselves."

MikelleStreet

Ricky Martin has been livin da vida loca.

The King of Latin Pop has been living his life freely and openly with his husband and their children for some time now. Last year Out Magazine celebrated the icon in a cover shoot that also featured his husband Jwan Yosef. In the story, he spoke lovingly about having more children. But earlier this month the pair appeared together on the cover of Cap 74024in a sensuous, shirtless embrace. And apparently, some of the singer's followers were not pleased.

 

"Today I want to talk to you from my most vulnerable side," Martin wrote in a new post on Instagram today according to a translation. The original post was in Spanish. "A week ago, I uploaded some photos with my husband for a special edition of Cap 74024 Magazine. For both, it was a wonderful experience and a way to celebrate our pride. What I didn't expect, especially after all the work that has been done for so many years, is that a large number of people decided to unfollow or comment in a derogatory way.

"Of course it is not the number of followers that I'm worried about, it's the message behind your decision that has caused me the same feeling I had years ago before I publicly shared about my sexual orientation," he continued. "That same fear that crippled me, tormented me and wouldn't let me be. Today I see the photos and feel full of peace because I"m able to celebrate as they deserve. I am able to celebrate myself, as I am, no matter what they say. And the fear that I just talked about doesn't stop me any more. On the contrary: it gives me much more strength and pushes me to continue working for the well-being of millions of people who suffer every day because of the lack of acceptance."

To drive the point home, the star uploaded the post with photos of himself with a full set of press on nails. 

 

"The most I wish in this life is that we all can feel free proud of ourselves, and be happy, loved, respected, and accepted. That we can express ourselves how we are born without retaliation or without being punished. It's not fair to continue losing precious lives because of prejudice and lack of education. To all those who feel lost or unappreciated for being who they are and who they want to be, you are not alone. there is a great community waiting for you with open arms."

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across Pride.com, The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus. Catch his words on Twitter. 

Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across Pride.com, The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus. Catch his words on Twitter.