File This Under “Duh!” March 29, 2010Posted by Skippy in Popular Culture.
Tags: come out, gay, Ricky Martin, stating the perfectly obvious
Y’all. Who did Ricky ever think he was fooling and why didn’t he come out, like, ten freakin’ years ago? My evil twin Skippy says, “Really. He was only gayer than a rainbow-painted picnic basket carrying Toto in the middle of Castro street.” On the one hand, good for him. On the other, my hermeneutics of suspicion tells me that he’s coming out now because his career is in less of a precarious position than it appeared to be during his “Livin’ La Vida Loca” days (y’know, when he was moderately relevant). It’s amazing to me how people like Martin or an ex-athlete “come out” after there’s nothing left to lose. Again, that’s lovely and all, but I don’t read that as courageous. I’m sure he’ll be on the cover of “Out” or the “Advocate” within the hour and hailed as the new savior of all homosexuals.