Our friends over at Latin Gossip are reporting that Ricky Martin has apparently changed his political stripes: it seems that one of George W. Bush‘s more illustrious Latino supporters is now telling him to stick it:
During his performance in Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin stuck his middle finger out when he mentioned President Bush’s name. In the song Asignatura Pendiente, there is a line in the lyrics that goes:
“A photo with Bush…”
As he said this, Ricky gave him the F-you treatment and the crowd of 18,000 fans went crazy and cheered.
The irony in all of this is that Ricky was one of the artists to sing for Bush during his inauguration as President.
Exactly! Ricky was willing to risk his image in the minds of many Latinos by performing at the inauguration (which can be considered outing himself as a Republican) when Bush was on top, but now that his popularity has tanked, it seems that Ricky is no longer in love. He pulled a Dixie Chicks, but it doesn’t take any kind of huevos to do that now. That’s so several years ago.
As much as I agree with the middle finger, it seems a bit hypocritical to me. I mean check out those photos!
Via / Latin Gossip