I find Ricky Martin very fascinating. He is now out of the closet, but wasn’t during the whole of his rise to fame in the 90′s and early 2000′s. For some reason, Barbara Walters did everything she could to try to get him to come out. before he appeared to be ready.
Apparently these interviews were pretty infamous at the time, and his career sunk for the most part in America. His biggest mistake was seen as jokingly replying “I live la vida loca” to her speculation.
There is something very specifically sad about watching them today. He returned her gross prodding with a politeness I’m not sure it even deserved in retrospect.
I can’t help but hope this wouldn’t happen today. What do you think?