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Ricky Martin said he has PTSD from Barbara Walters trying to out him on TV

Mic
 2021-06-02

Cover picture for the articleThe 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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