ricky-martin-comes-out.jpgOn the Spanish morning TV show, “Despierta America” on Univision, a Boston deejay who called into  the show said he won’t be playing Ricky Martin songs after the Latin-American pop singer admitted his homosexuality yesterday (Monday, March 29).

That troubles us deeply. Why? It’s clear that America, even with an African-American president, is years away from really celebrating the differences within its citizens: Cultures, skin colors, the economically disadvantaged and, yes, sexuality.

This clich√© that we’re the melting pot of the world just doesn’t hold true if you look at the reality of how we treat those who are different.

And, let’s face it: If you’re not a rich, straight, Caucasian man, then you will feel your difference at some point in your life – even in the country that was founded by people who came to this land after being persecuted themselves.

It’s in this harsh reality of America that coming out is a brave act for anyone, celebrity or not.

]]>To all the other deejays out there who understand that, can you play a Ricky Martin hit today? We want to party. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter, @TheRealJethro on Twitter, and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. Related: Ricky Martin comes out: ‘I am a fortunate homosexual man’ Photo credit: Getty Images

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