Ricky Martin Admits To Bullying Gay People When He Was A ‘Very Angry, Very Rebellious’ Young Man

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During the time when Ricky Martin has not yet revealed that he is gay, he confessed that he was bullying gay people around him.  He revealed in the October issue of GQ Australia, “I was very angry, very rebellious.  I used to look at gay men and think ‘I’m not like that; I don’t want to be like that. That’s not me.’ I was ashamed.”

The 41-year-old singer who is presently one of the mentors of Australia’s “The Voice” had been hiding behind the closet for several years because he was afraid of the criticisms.”  He said, “When you’re told you’re wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith – - my self-esteem was crushed.  I took my anger out on those around me.”

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Martin added, “I look back now and realize I would bully people who I knew were gay.  I internalized homophobia. To realize that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that.”

The “She Bangs” singer who admitted publicly that he was gay in 2010 said, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man.  I am very blessed to be who I am.”


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