Juan Gabriel Goes One Up On Potential Blackmailers
prolific Spanish songwriters and continues to churn out heartfelt and tuneful numbers at an age when most
retirees are content to take it easy. His live concerts draw record crowds of frenzied fans and tickets get sold out
days in advance.
But even with such a stature, Juan Gabriel feels insecure about his sexual orientation. In fact, he was so
concerned about blackmailers trying to extort money from him by exposing videos of his intimate moments
with his partner that the singer released the footage himself. He even dared the blackmailers with this tweet to
his fans: “Before you saw it somewhere else, I will publish it.”
Speculations About and Reaction to Juan Gabriel’s Sexual Orientation
The Latin American media and the singer’s fans have always been curious to know about Juan Gabriel’s sexual
preferences. The singer’s mild manners and effeminate charms have sparked off rumors about him being gay.
But Gabriel had never come out in the open—he had neither confirmed nor refuted the rumors. In fact, he has
even told a reporter that he does not feel obliged to tell things to people that do not concern them.
But this time around, it seems that Juan Gabriel has felt compelled to put to rest the speculations about his
sexual orientation. The video he has released shows him in bed and flirting with a man whose face remains
hidden from view. Ultimately Gabriel goes off to sleep.
Possible Repercussion to Juan Gabriel’s Video
Juan Gabriel may have gone one up on the potential blackmailers, but the iconic singer still does not know how
his fans will react to his video, which has heralded to the world that he has come out of the closet. Many of his
fans share a love-hate relationship with him. On the one hand, they love his songs and flock to his concerts from
all parts of the continent just to get a glimpse of him. On the other hand, in a macho Latin America, Gabriel’s
effeminate ways make many hurl gay abuses at him.
Juan Gabriel had once told a reporter who had been poking and probing into his sexual preferences that he was
an artist “who has given a lot with my songs.” Hopefully, his legions of fans and admirers will not judge their
icon on the basis of his personal preferences.