Ricky Martin was one of the many protesters who urged Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign after it was revealed that the politician and his aides sent homophobic, misogynist and sexist messages to a group chat. When Rossello announced he was retiring, Martin celebrated the news.
In a post that started with "We did it," the openly gay singer – who was talking to chat – praised the protesters for not resorting to extreme violence against this background. the uprising. He said he "made it in peace" with "no weapons like Gandhi."
Martin, who came out in 2010, said that they "require respect and we are heard. Respect for our children, respect for our women, respect for the LGBT community, respect for our dead. This will never happen again. We will not let anyone go again. We will be careful, vigilant. "
He urged Puerto Rico to work together, saying that protests work only because they are" united "in the cause. He asked his compatriots to keep their "eyes open from now on."
"Now I feel very relaxed as I celebrate," Martin writes. – It was a train of emotions. From anger to joy (I cried like a madman). It's birth.
Now we can achieve everything we want. We are an example. No more corruption, no more garbage.
Lin-Manuel Miranda also celebrated the news.
Rosalio, a Democrat who has been in office since 2017, has been the administrator of the group chat in the telegram messaging app with about a dozen advisers, assistants, and lobbyists. In addition to discussing the business, they made comments on obscene political rivals and Puerto Rican people, including the victims of Hurricane Maria, the storm of 2017 that devastated the island and resulted in thousands of deaths. There were also bad comments about women.
Among nearly 900 pages of messages published by the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, homophobic comments were included on Martin by former Puerto Rico Chief Financial Officer Cristian Sobrino Vega
. Nothing says patriarchal oppression like Ricky Martin, "he writes. "Ricky Martin is such a male chauvinist that he is a man because women do not change.
Rosello announced on Wednesday he would resign on August 2. Justice Minister Vanda Vasquez will become the new governor.
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