Ricky Martin criticizes Arizona's immigration law

ARCHIV - Der Saenger Ricky Martin posiert am 19. November 2009, in Koeln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, nach dem Start des RTL-Spendenmarathons in Koeln fuer die Fotografen. Latino-Star Ricky Martin hat allen Geruechten ein Ende gesetzt und sich als schwul geoutet. Er sei stolz darauf, mitteilen zu koennen, "dass ich ein gluecklicher homosexueller Mann bin", erklaerte der Saenger am Montag, 29. Maerz 2010, ueber den Online-Dienst Twitter. "Ich bin gesegnet, der zu sein, der ich bin." Dass Martin schwul sein koennte, wurde schon laenger spekuliert, der Saenger hatte das Thema selbst aber nie angesprochen. (AP Photo/ Roberto Pfeil, Archiv) ** zu APD8909 ** --- FILE - Latin singer Ricky Martin poses for the photographers after the start of the RTL donation-marathon in Cologne, Germany, in this Nov. 19, 2009 file photo. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, File)

April 29, 2010 7:26:00 PM PDT
Singer Ricky Martin is joining in the criticism of Arizona's new law that will allow police to stop anyone they think might be an illegal immigrant.

Appearing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, Martin said Thursday night that the law "makes no sense" and he urged an end to discrimination, hate and racism.

"Long live love, long live peace," he told the audience at the award show in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Martin received a standing ovation when he walked on stage, making one of his first public appearances since announcing that he is gay.


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