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Evicted from the closet: 8 times queer celebrities were outed by their own allies

Ricky Martin opened up about the time Barbara Walters tried outing him in an interview.Speaking to People, the 49-year-old singer said he felt “violated” by the iconic journalist’s line of questioning when they sat down together in 2000.During the awkward chat, Walters told Martin he could he could “stop these rumors” about his sexuality by, oh, you know, coming out to her right then and there. He politely declined, telling her, “Barbara, for some reason, I just don’t feel like it.”Speaking to the Toronto Star in 2010, Walters said she regretted the way she interrogated him.“I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was,” she said.

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