Miss Peru Called Out by Ricky Martin for Making Homophobic Statements

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Cindy Mejia aka Miss Peru was called out by Ricky Martin on Twitter after an article was posted where Meija made homophobic statements, reports the Huffington Post. The article, published by Spanish-language media company Peru21, quoted Meija as stating controversial things about gay children and whether she would have an issue if her own child was gay. 

"In my case, the day that God permits me to have children, it wouldn't happen because these things happen perhaps because a child grew up without a father or was molested or lived with his mother and sisters became effeminate." She went on to say, "I'm not too keen on the subject. The day I have my children I will entrust them to God completely, will raise them with care with a father and mother and support them completely, because there should always be communication."

Ricky Martin, who came out in 2010 and is a father of two, tweeted in Spanish, "What a shame! Such foolish comments. Complete ignorance." 

Meija initially responded that Peru21 had misquoted her, but Peru21 has audio proving otherwise. After that, Miss Peru apologized to the LGBT community and said, "Due to my lack of knowledge of this topic, I made an error and it won't happen again. I apologize if these comments contributed to discrimination or violence against the LGBT community. As a representative of Peruvian beauty, I promise to devote myself to fight against homophobia and 'machismo'."

She later tweeted, "Ricky Martin is talking about what I said. I already apologized. Enough."

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