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Ricky Martin Says He Has ‘PTSD’ From When Barbara Walters Confronted Him On Sexuality

Singer Ricky Martin has reflected on the moment Barbara Walters confronted him about his sexuality on national television, saying he now has ‘PTSD’ from the interview. The singer came out publicly with a statement on his website in 2010, but many people queried his sexuality in the years prior, and until he came out even Martin wasn’t sure how to describe his sexuality.
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Ricky Martin Looks Back at THAT Barbara Walters Interview 21 Years Later: ‘I Felt Violated’

Ricky Martin recalled his 2000 interview with Barbara Walters where she asked the international superstar if he was gay, saying he is still haunted by the exchange. During a discussion with People for its Pride Issue, the 49-year-old singer explained he was not prepared to answer the question, as he had not commented about his sexuality at the time, although rumors of him being gay had been following him for years.
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Ricky Martin reveals feeling PTSD over past Barbara Walters interview where she asked him to come out

Ricky Martin revealed he still suffers from PTSD over a disastrous 2000 interview with Barbara Walters. Martin publicly came out as a gay man in 2010 after years of speculation about his personal life. However, the singer was put on the spot to publicly confront his sexuality a decade prior during an interview with Walters that he says still gives him anxiety to think about today.
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Ricky Martin says interview with Barbara Walters left him with PTSD

Ricky Martin’s awkward interview with Barbara Walters over 20 years ago left him feeling a bit loco, he revealed this week. The Latin crooner graced People magazine’s annual Pride cover in a fresh white button-down and what must be the hardest working pair of jeans in Hollywood. But inside, Martin,...
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Ricky Martin condemns Barbara Walters for ‘violating’ him by probing his sexuality in 2000 interview

Ricky Martin has condemned US journalist Barbara Walters for asking him about his sexuality in a TV interview in 2000.Martin came out publicly as gay in 2010, but experienced repeated questions about his sexuality in the years before. One such incident occurred in 2000, when Walters surprised Martin during an interview by inviting him to “stop [the] rumours”.Walters told him: “You could say, ‘Yes, I am gay, or no, I’m not.’”A visibly stunned Martin replied: “I just don’t feel like it.”In a new interview, Martin said he “felt violated” by the question. “I was just not ready to come out,”...
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Ricky Martin Recalls Feeling “Afraid,” “Violated” When Barbara Walters Asked About His Sexuality: “I Was Just Not Ready to Come Out”

Ricky Martin revealed that he still feels “a little PTSD” decades after his infamous TV interview with Barbara Walters. The segment, which aired in 2000, included an uncomfortable and tense exchange between the ABC anchor and the pop star in which Walters pushed Martin to clarify rumors about his sexuality and come out on national television.
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Ricky Martin said he has PTSD from Barbara Walters trying to out him on TV

The question of Ricky Martin's sexuality haunted the singer years before he came out publicly in 2010. The unspoken question — "Are you...?" — hung over every interaction, Martin told People magazine, even as he was trying to figure out the answer for himself. "Am I gay? Am I bisexual? Am I confused? What am I?" the pop icon said he wondered. So in 2000, when Barbara Walters asked if he was gay point-blank on national television, Martin was completely blindsided.
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Ricky Martin Says He Felt "Violated" During This Barbara Walters Interview

In 2000, Ricky Martin had become an international star thanks to hit songs including "Livin' la Vida Loca" and "She Bangs." So, naturally, people were also interested in his personal life. In an in-depth interview with Barbara Walters, Martin got to share more about himself with his fans, but the conversation turned tense when the journalist asked about his sexual orientation. The singer chose not to give a definitive answer as to whether or not he was gay—he came out publicly in 2010—and the exchange left Walter feeling regret and Martin questioning his decision.