Ricky Martin: Victim of homophobic humiliation, he refuses to give up on himself

As the month of Pride draws to a close, Ricky Martin was unpleasantly surprised to read homophobic comments under a photo of her posing with her husband. But far from defeat, the singer posted a picture of herself wearing rainbow colored nails to pat her nose at the trollers.

“It’s been a week since I shared photos from a special issue of Cap magazine 74024 with my husband (young Yosef),” the star wrote. “It was a great experience for both of us and a way to celebrate our pride. But we didn’t expect all these derogatory comments, nor did all these people, especially for all the work they’ve done over the years. After that he has stopped following us.”

And if Ricky isn’t at all afraid of losing Instagram followers, he’s especially concerned about those who have been indirectly hurt by these homophobic comments.

“It gave me the same feeling I had years ago, before publicly revealing my sexual orientation,” he said.

More than ten years after he came out, however, the singer feels ready to live his life with pride, no matter what.

“Today I look at these photos, and I just feel at peace, that I am able to celebrate my family the way they deserve, in style. Celebrate who I am, no matter what people say.” He concluded. “What I want most in life is for all of us to feel free, proud of ourselves, happy, loved, respected and accepted. To be able to express ourselves as we are without fear of retaliation or punishment. You deserve it. Worth it, please remember this.”

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Ricky Martin and Swedish painter Jwan Yosef have been married since 2018 and have two children together.

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