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Ricky Martin is the King of the Parade

Ricky Martin is the King of the Parade

Ricky Martin was king for a day at the 50th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, June 10, 2007.

Pop star Ricky Martin, named king of the parade, joined NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a ceremonial ribbon cutting before ascending a float that promoted the Ricky Martin Foundation, which advocates for child welfare around the world.

20+ pictures inside of King Ricky at today’s parade…

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Credit: Doobybrain (guest blogger); Photos: Janet Mayer/Splash News Online, Getty/Amy Sussman
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  • [Famous Fug Face]

    Did they have the Gay parade the same day as the PR?

    and shouldnt he be the ‘queen’? hmmm

  • JR

    Uh, why wasn’t he in West Hollywood atop one of the floats. Every parade needs a real QUEEN!! Come out, come out wherever you are Ms. Martin!!!

  • Didi

    errm I thought Ricky Martin was dead. I swear I saw it on the news about a year ago.

  • twokids2

    Do you see a favoritism here? Here is a guy who does a lot of good things for kids with the Ricky Martin Foundation, which advocates for child welfare around the world, who has donated millions of dollars to the needy, including victims of Katrina among many, yet when he serves as the king of the PR Day Parade he gets blasted. On the other hand, we have Angelina, who being the wacko that she is, or was, and doing good things also, gets praised by almost everyone on JJ. Do you think that is fair? He gets blasted for being gay, even if no one is sure of that. And Angelina gets praised, even when everybody knows about what she really is. Do you see what I mean when I talk about this being a worship site.

  • JR

    No one said he doesn’t do good things. All that was said is that he loves the cock and should finally come clean. Yes, he’s philanthropic. He’s also a big girl and there’s nothing wrong with it. Embrace reality twokids2!!!

  • Didi

    I think he got lost and stopped off at the wrong parade, he should be in Sao Paulo

  • mary

    he’s the best man in the world!!!!!!!!!! not only very handsome, he’s very smart, professional, cute, kind, etc, etc, etc, etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s the most representative latin man!!!!! a great human being

  • Karla

    I knew that the event was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Jennifer and mark were there too and the best of the best my lovely Ricky Martin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mariana

    not only was very important to have Ricky in the parade!!!! he’s was there as the president of “The Ricky Martin Foundation” that’s the important issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rah

    lol i was looking at the RSS feed and it says “author: Herman”… wtf is this herman fella?

  • janeanon

    Almost all celebrities have nowadays a foundation for some good purpose. It must be included in recording deals under marketing clausul or something. It gives a lot of good media coverage, and for Ricky mostly in Spanish language media. That’s also why big companies sponsor some good causes, it’s smart business.

    Some celebrities use this to promote themselves more blatantly, maybe because ther’
    s not much else to market.

  • Anon

    Why doesn’t he come out already? He’s not fooling anyone. Come on Ricky we all know you like men and it’s ok, really. I’m sick of all these closeted stars. *yawns*

  • Julian

    He should be King of the Gay Pride Parade.

    When will he come out?!?

  • Diana

    That beard makes him look fat … viva King Ricky!

  • Jane

    Isn’t it pathetic how every one wants Ricky to “come out” even though it’s only speculations, and no one has any proof that he is gay? The gay men want him to be gay because he is hot and a celebrity, which would give them a sense of pride that yet another star is just like them, and the straight men want him to be gay so their girlfriends/wives don’t lust after him. So sad…
    What’s the big obsession about his sexuality?? Whatever it may be he doesn’t owe any one any admissions or explanations. He doesn’t deserve the rude and disrespectful comments and speculations. And especially the gay people who know exactly how it feels should know better.

  • Original Curious

    4 twokids2
    Spreading your passive/aggressive tendencies along are you? Is it possible for you to praise anyone without putting down the Jolie Pitts? Maybe he’s not as interesting to JP fans. I have never liked his music, so why should I comment on him? Geesh get over it will you?

  • Indie

    twokids, are YOU realy any better? You are not happy with people bashing your beloved Ricky Martin. And just how do you think Angelina Jolie fans feel when you bash her?

    Its obviously a matter of opinion. Some people do not like Ricky Martin.

    Tons of people do a lot of stupid shit and have messed up pasts, the only difference is AJ is open about hers. How long are you going to bash her for something she did in the past? :roll:

    Favoritism? xD These are celebrities, NOT your children. Ofcourse there is favoritism. Sorry, I wasnt aware we are all supposed to like everyone equally. :roll: Thats not how it works. Its called a preference.. ^_^

    Worship site? For what? Angelina Jolie? Ok then. How many times does this need to be said? Jared posts quite a bit of pics and info on her and her family, so naturally her fans are going to come here. And while I admit that some people are a little over the top in their devotion towards them, nevertheless they are still good people. They are quite popular. Deal with it, or avoid the comments. Its that damn simple.

    As far as Martin goes, no I had no idea what charities he’s involved in, if any. And thats a good thing that he is willing to do this. But you could have handled it with a little more class, rather than bash another celebrity who tries to make a difference in our world.

  • Passing Through

    Is this the Puerto Rico Gay Pride Parade? Cuz…Ricky really needs to open the closet door and come the hell out…

  • K

    Ricky is the gayest of the Gays. Has he come out yet?

  • K

    Twokids–
    I don’t think anyone is blasting RMartin, besides his boyfriend, sorry had to, just stating that they think he is gay. I don’t think that they are even saying that in a bad way, I may be speaking for myself here and get it for saying so, but I believe that a majority of the people who comment on this site wouldn’t particularly see being gay as a horrific burn in hell type of thing. Feel free to yell at me you guys if you feel differently as I don’t want to put words in mouths. Therefore saying he is gay or comeout of the closet ect isn’t really bashing your beloved Ricky.

  • K

    Why did it just censor BURN IN H E L L?????

  • Curiousgal

    2kids- Now I am convinced you are a paid hater poster. Maybe on a double payroll or is it time and a half. The more you are seen /read the more money. whoopee!!!!
    This is a R. Martin thread. Why the JP diss?

  • DAYUUUUMMMM!
  • mmyers

    You meant “Queen” of the Parade, didn’t you?

  • twokids2

    16 Original Curious
    Am I putting down the Jolie-Pitts? No.
    I’m just saying that he is philantrophic but because many believe he might be gay, he is being attacked.
    I said, that he does as the Jolie-Pitts, but rather than being praised he gets basted. On the other hand, EVERYBODY knows Angelina’s background, but with her, that is not important.
    Did you hear me putting them down? No.
    Now, if saying the truth hurts, live with it. The same as many have to live with the rumors that Ricky is gay, even when there is no proof.

  • twokids2

    16 Original Curious
    Maybe you don’t like his music because you don’t have a rithm.
    Anyways, you don’t have to like his music to accept the fact that he is a good person. Has he done harm to anyone?
    Does him being gay bothers you?
    So, let it be.
    And stop criticizing me, I’m no hater. Read the posts and you will see who’s the real hater here.
    It’s you, the ones that came from de JP threads.

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    Fcuk that ho`mo and whoever has a problem with it.

  • Beachgirl

    Go Ricky Go!

    You are a blessing for ALL.

  • Beachgirl

    twokids2 – don’t waste your time or energy on one track minds

  • lol

    On the other hand, we have Angelina, who being the wacko that she is, or was, and doing good things also, gets praised by almost everyone on JJ. Do you think that is fair? He gets blasted for being gay, even if no one is sure of that. And Angelina gets praised, even when everybody knows about what she really is.

    A direct quote from you, twokids. Which proves you did put her down. What, by calling her ‘wacky’, thats not a put down?

    And what exactly ‘is’ Angelina, twokids? Please, do share. Considering you’re not putting her down or anything. *rolls*

    You do not wish to be criticized, but you sure dont have a problem criticizing Angelina and even her fans though, now do you?

    Face it, you do not like Angelina and Brad, period. And you take any oppurtunity possible to let us all know. But you continue to fail to realize that know one cares.

  • GloriousGeorge

    Enjoy the glorious things in life, and that means Ricky Martin. King or Queen. He RULES.

    Damn, he’s hot. I’d always do him.

  • Chiquita

    Why we don’t just make comments about the pictures and the event? Why we always have to put the sexual orientation of someone else in evidence.
    Ricky is a great guy.. ok i’m not so into him as i used to be but he’s a great guy and he deserves to be the king of the PR parade. He’s so proud of being Puertorican.. so let’s pay attention of things that really matters.
    Jared thanks for the pics ;)

  • Original Curious

    Hey 2 kids – I could care less about Ricky Martin. I’m an old rock and roller and he isn’t. btw – it’s spelled R H Y T H M. As for bashing him – no I wasn’t. I was bashing YOU for showing up to be the hypocrate you are. In all honesty, if someone hadn’t posted on the JP thread that you said what you had, I wouldn’t have posted here at all – the man just doesn’t enter my universe. AND my dear, fyi – I have gay family members and friends. I was NOT putting him down at all for being gay or not being gay – I just don’t give a damn! This is a celebrity blog. All celebs are NOT created equal. Didn’t you know that?

  • cindy

    Has he come out of the closet yet? If not he needs to because everyone knows he is gay.I have good gaydar.I knew lance bass was gay when nsync first came out.Kudos to me.

  • Miriam

    To All You HATERS – Maybe you all should COME OUT!!!! Unlike fools like you who think you know all there is to know about Ricky…. He probably gets more P_____ that you can dream of. He does not need to put his life out thre like so many Hollywood Losers!!! He does more for the People in need than you can or will do! Get a life and stop hating. In the end if he is Gay – he is a FINE, YUMMY, SEXY, COMPLETE MAN – so good for whomever should land him in bed with them!!!!

  • Erica

    Ricky is not gay–and if*** IF he was, it really wouldn’t matter! Why are you people so crazed and obssesed with this man’s sexuality? He was involved in several long term relationships with very beautiful women…so those of you who haven’t done the homework need to really quiet down. SERIOUSLY! Gay why? Because the man can dress, and cares about his appearance? PLEASE! I guess we are just going to have to ignore the ignorant–as ricky likes to say–because some of the posters in this site really don’t know their stuff on Ricky, and are CLEARLY out to tear him down. You people have nothing bad to say about this man–so you rant about his sexuality. REAL MATURE!

  • Erica

    Oh, and ORIGINAL CURIOUS…I COULD EDIT SOME OF YOUR POSTS AS YOU HAVE DONE TO SOME OF THE OTHER POSTERS BUT REALLY DON’T HAVE THE TIME AND ENERGY–IF YOU DIDN’T CARE ABOUT RICKY MARTIN, YOU OBVIOUSLY WOULDN’T BE LOOKING IN ARTICLES THAT ARE ABOUT HIM AND CERTAINLY NOT ARGUIN WITH HIS DEFENDERS…SO GET A LIFE YOU OLD “ROCK AND ROLLER” –AND REALIZE THAT THIS MAN IS DOING MORE FOR HUMANITY THAN YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW COULD EVER DO IN A LIFETIME :) …OH AND PS–I BET YOU NEVER WON A GRAMMY…WORKED WITH ARTIST LIKE STING AND MADONNA–oR HAVE THE HIGHEST GROSSING TOUR IN THE WORLD…=d HAHA I AM DYING TO HEAR YOUR IDIOTIC RESPONSE.

  • Erica

    STOP BASHING THESE PEOPLE AND GET LIVES!

  • http://yahoo.com Melanie Lopera

    Ricky Martin is cute for your information guys.And he is not gay or dead.Ricky Martin is so…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………hot.I love how he sings and moves man. Shakira and Ricky Martin go together as couple.Cause I heard Shakira now is single.Ricky and Me also sounds perfet as a couple.I so glad for Ricky that he was in the Parade and was the king.And Ricky is not gay cause if he was not all girles want to be with him.I think he is very cute and kind.I just love the song Tu Recuerdo and Pegate.Also “Livin’ La Vida Loca,”and”La Copa de La Vida”which is “The Cup Of Life.”He is so…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………hot.

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