Ricky Martin Shared His Traumatizing Interview with Barbara Walters in 2000

Ricky Martin shared his traumatizing interview with Barbara Walters. During the interview back in 2000, rumors abound regarding Martin might be gay; but, the singer neither denied nor confirmed the rumors.

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Walters during the interview, asked Martin, “And with you there have been the rumors that question or talk about your sexual orientation, you must be aware of these rumors,” to which the singer responded, “Of course.” To follow it up Walters added, “I don’t want to put you on the spot, but…” as Martin interjected to attempt to end the interview with, “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to express the rumors, whatever for some reason, I don’t feel like it.” 10 years after the initial interview in 2000, Walters expressed regret for pressing Martin the way she did.

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I felt a bit of PTSD with that situation, because I felt trapped, I even felt a bit violated.

– Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin expressed that there is not enough teaching for LGBTQ children expressing that there isn’t someone they can look up to, and most people tell them what they’re feeling is ‘evil.’

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You can’t force someone to come out. But if you have an egg and you open it from the outside, only death comes out. But if the egg opens up from the inside, life comes out.

– Ricky Martin

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