Recently Miss. Peru Universe 2013, Cindy Mejía, made some personal comments about not having a gay child.
“These things happen, perhaps, because the father is not present, or because they were abused or because they live with the mother, or sisters, and the mannerisms start.”
Ricky Martin’s response:
“What a shame! Such foolish comments. Ignorance.”
Cindy has since apologized and corrected her statements with a local newspaper:
“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’.”
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Cindy’s statements? Do you think her apology was genuine? Tweet us @boriquachicks with your thoughts.
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