I get really tired of hearing celebrities complain about how coming out destroyed their careers. Chely Wright is complaining that her album sales dropped in half after coming out. Poor Rupert Everett can't get a gig in the movies anymore. If you listened to entertainers, you'd think that coming out was a horrible thing to do. (Cue up my rants about Queen Latifah or Kevin Spacey.)
So it's refreshing to see a pop artist come out of the closet and then unabashedly incorporate his honesty into his product. Ricky Martin doesn't shy away from being gay in his new video. Could it be that Wright and Everett tried to continue doing the same old thing as always with just a disclaimer at the end about being queer as if it doesn't affect their art? Let's see how well Martin's new single does first.
The music video is after the jump.