NEW YORK, N.Y. (CHN) -- After years of keeping quiet about his personal life, pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay.
"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Ricky said in a message posted on his official Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."
Ricky said writing his memoir and thinking about his two twin sons led him to go public. The backlash from the Gay Community was almost instant-
"No self respecting gay man would ever turn out the type of pop trash that Ricky did," said Melissa Ethridge. "I know gay and this guy just doesn't have it" responded a disillusioned Greg Louganis.
By mid afternoon Congressman Barney Frank had already authored legislation denying sodomy to occur on or near Ricky Martin; the law would be the first new regulation on sodomy outside of Texas in nearly 75 years.
Martin offered the following argument to an unknown number of remaining fans:
"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment," he wrote.
But 'Martin's moment' may have to wait. Hillary Clinton has challenged Martin to bring forward any evidence that he has ever seen or touched a naked man. After this morning's White House security briefing Clinton added, "Its time the gay community set some limits; the days where we are just happy to bring on all comers has passed; long passed".
"Lets put this controversy to rest before Martin steals another moment of America's time," said Clay Aiken. Aiken continued, "It's just obvious; I mean, Mr. Martin is a terrible dancer". Gay dancing critics say that Aiken, widely know as the gay communities worst dancer, would have been the first to benefit from Martins acceptance into the gay community.
Talk Show Lesbian 'Ellen' tells CHN that Aiken's honesty is just further evidence that Martin is just one of many failed pop stars who think that going gay could save their career. Rock Hudson, The entire Jackson family, Alf, and He-Man precede Martin's attempt according to Ellen.
Gay Republicans blame Martin's feeble attempt at homosexuality on President Obama's State of The Union request to end 'don't ask don't tell'. Illinois Congressman Bart Stupak has confirmed that he will support the dissolution of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' if and only if the President issues an executive order banning Ricky Martin from pretending that he is gay.
As of press time neither Tom Cruise or John Travolta had returned CHN's request for comment.
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