Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee has become the target of a vicious rumors following his remarks on gay marriage. According to reports, the singer spoke out in support of gay rights and then the media ran with it and said he’s gay because he support gay rights. Wow! So straight folks can’t support gay marriages now?
The blather reached a crescendo Wednesday after photos of a man resembling Daddy Yankee kissing another man surfaced on the ‘net and were picked up and reprinted by other outlets. That set off another round of innuendo: according to some accounts, Daddy Yankee released a statement acknowledging that he is gay, and asking the media to respect his and his family’s privacy.
“I am a human being like any other, with virtues and defects, and I don’t believe that this is a defect,” he was quoted as saying in a putative “statement” to the press and his followers.
But according to other reports, the 36-year-old singer born Ramon Ayala used a press conference to castigate the rumor mill for spreading falsehoods. “Now, again to you ignorant ones: the Internet is where the lies become truth and truth becomes myth. Wake up, bobo!”
The speculation and rumor-mongering started spreading after Daddy Yankee was asked at a press conference his opinion on gay marriage. The rapper responded in Spanish that, “I have people on my team who are gay, and I respect them entirely and give them work.” As for gay marriage, he believes it’s a matter for governments and religious figures to settle, taking full regard of human rights.
Daddy Yankee’s publicist has released the following statement denying the allegations:
“Online blogs and social media are once again to blame for the spread of false news reports, which other media outlets have also shared regarding a public figure. The reports circulating regarding Daddy Yankee’s declaration of homosexuality was falsely written by an online outlet known for fabricating false information and spreading it through social media sites.” – Baltimore Sun
What is this world really coming too? Why are so concerned about what someone else is doing in their bedroom? The last time I check it’s their business and not anyone else’s. It sad how some people will go to the extreme just to spread factitious lies about others.