Congratulations on your latest single that is being blogged about around the world. Although I am quite certain sales will make it a hit, I thought some feedback would be appropriate, so here goes:
I hate it.
It's not the music although it's really not my style. It really seems, as a song, "thrown together." The lyrics are mediocre at best. I'm no music critic but I thought it was rather pedestrian. It lacked the beat of "Livin' La Vida Loca." It's also not you looking all cute and scruffy and tatted up. It's not even the folks who appear in your video because there's a nice mix presumably showing all types. But Ricky dear...you got it wrong. I hate it because of the people who DON'T appear in your video.
Ricky you cannot preach equality while showing nothing but ultra-attractive, gym-buffed men and women. You're pandering to the straight community because even though there are gay couples it's okay because they look like they're off the pages of A&F or GQ or Vogue.
Where are the bears? Where are the overweight lesbians? Where are those who have to struggle twice as hard because they aren't necessarily cute or handsome or beautiful or easily assimilated into the WeHo world of Barbies and Kens? If you want to preach equality then SHOW equality. Because the bear community is just as gay as the rest of the gay community and we love a good tune that can be remixed for the next bear circuit event.
I think it's great you finally decided to come out. I think it's great you're a father and gay. But I don't think it's great that you're still afraid to open your world up to everyone. Because we big boys love just as hard and just as intensely as the beautiful people. Don't you think it's time that all types are included in our messages of equality? Think about it. And write us a song that is reflective of the entire community.