Ricky Martin puts Vicente Fernández’s alleged homophobia in another light

Womanizer, drinker and homophobic, are the three stains that remain indelible on the public figure of Vicente Fernández and that, at times, have overshadowed the legendary career of the late Charro de Huentitán. They are not for free. The artist, like many of our grandparents, made more than one unfortunate statement and his 60 years of artistic life went a long way.

The devotion of his wife María del Refugio, better known as Doña Cuquita, has made it clear throughout their years that the first two accusations are things that remained between them. The third, the homophobia is more public, but the statements given by Ricky Martin about Vicente Fernández give them a new nuance.

“I am heartbroken. Don Chente with me was an angel all his life. He loved me very much and I loved him. Whenever he went to Guadalajara he came to my concerts and the only thing that comforts my soul, at this moment, is that every time we saw each other I told him how important he was to me. All my love and strength for his family and all of us who suffered this great loss, “wrote the Puerto Rican star with several photos in which he looked very close to Vicente Fernández, including the big hug that was given at the 2019 Latin Grammys. Yes, in 2019, specifically on November 14, 2019.

The last meeting between Vicente Fernández and Ricky Martin It also happened six months after the King of Mariachi declared in the Mexican program “De primera mano” that “I did a world tour and being in Houston they found me a ball in the middle of the two bile ducts and it was cancer. When they told me it was cancer, I stopped the tour. They wanted to put another bastard’s liver on me and I told them: ‘I’m not going to sleep with my wife with another man’s liver. I don’t know if he was a homosexual or a drug addict. ‘

It is difficult for the contrast between the treatment that Martin claims to have received from Chente and his homophobic statements attract the attention of any Latino. Most of our elders release macho, racist, anti-LGBTQ + comments, etc., without thinking. In many cases they are repeating sayings, sayings and opinions without thinking about what they mean. On many occasions, too, those who continue to shout “Puto” in the stadiums and use “fag” as a synonym for cowardly, receive their family members from the LGBTQ + community with love. Not all, obviously, it is more than clear that there are too many cases in which hatred is allied with ignorance to create unforgivable situations.

However, it does not appear to have been the case for Vicente Fernández. In fact, it has been repeated ad nauseam that Vicente Fernández did not consider Juan Gabriel a worthy representative of Mexican music because of his gestures and the affirmations that his sexual inclinations.

However, in a statement when leaving a palenque in February 2015, the Charro de Huentitán referred to the Juárez divo as “a genius.” Five years earlier they had tried to tour together, which was unsuccessful due to disagreements between their teams.

When asked about Juan Gabriel shortly after, Fernández expressed that he had smoothed out the rough edges with the artist. “I think it’s better, when you leave, not be careful to say ‘wow, I behaved badly with so and so or with zutano’, and it was also very nice for him that he sent to say that if we work together (for the tour together ) ”, He said. “I had always said that I admire him as a composer, but that there are things that I don’t like about him, I have been very clear, but he has also answered me. At the end of the day we are human beings ”. In fact, the artist participated in the last album of duets of Juan Gabriel with the song “The difference”.

When Juan Gabriel died in August 2016, Vicente Fernández andwrote in the networks: “How much the departure of Juan Gabriel weighs on me, a great artist and an excellent human being. Rest in peace”.

The facts speak louder than a thousand words.

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Ricky Martin puts Vicente Fernández’s alleged homophobia in another light