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Ricky Martin

SUPPORTS NYC Marathon

'The Show Must Go On!'

11/2/2012 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:30 PM PT -- So much for that. According to new reports, the NYC marathon will not take place this weekend as originally planned. It's unclear if it will be rescheduled, or if it has been canceled entirely.

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Thousands are up in arms over Mayor Bloomberg's decision to move forward with the NYC marathon this weekend in the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- but NOT Ricky Martin!!!

Ricky was out in NYC earlier today when we asked for his thoughts on conducting the marathon when so many New Yorkers are still without power -- and some even without their homes -- and the singer replied, "The show must go on."

As for himself, Ricky says he's not suffering too much after the natural disaster, telling us, "Everything is fine. I live in a bunker. But it's horrible what's going on in New Jersey."

A native Puerto Rican, Ricky says he's used to tropical storms. Unfortunately, we wish we could say the same for the rest of the tri-state area.

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She's baaaack    

Tool

697 days ago
47.

T. NISSEN    

THE PEOPLE SHOULD DECIDE......period IOWA

697 days ago
48.

Daryl Hughes    

Ricky, you are a big mess...way to alienate even MORE people...no, not because you are gay...because you are a big ****ing FAKE FAME-WHORE.

697 days ago
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palermo    

I saw on the news those HUGE generators just sitting there. They could have used them for the hospitals or some place important than for a bunch of self involved runners. Glad they cancelled the whole thing, what a slap in the face to the suffering if they had gone on with it.

697 days ago
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OBAMA CLAUS     

yeah right ...why don't those RUNNERS run their azzes over to Staten Island and help some help.?

Romney/ Ryan 2012

697 days ago
51.

Mayu    

may I ask what morons voted yes? People are dead, more bodies are being found... people have no homes, no running water, no toilets, no gas and no patience... yet they spent money to buy port-a-johns, generators, Gatorade, and tents FOR RUNNERS... who are not running to raise money for the disaster and will only leave a mess behind (as marathons tend to be messy with people throwing their Dixie cups of water on the ground, and spectators littering everywhere.) Whoever thought this was a good idea instead of using those port-a-potties, Gatorade, generators and money spent on tents on the people who need it... you people are idiots.

697 days ago
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KenH83    

I don't think it would look very good for a marathon to take place, providing the participants with food and water on the fly as their running, while just south of them people are unable to even get food in the aftermath of this natural disaster. Ricky Martin is a ****ing tool.

697 days ago
53.

Wellington     

The marathon has been cancelled. The generators, port-a-potties, etc. are now going to be given to the people who REALLY need them.

Sanity has prevailed--with public pressure.

697 days ago
54.

Karma    

humannatures alter and KnuckleDragger <~
These two trolls are getting their 5 min of fame for trolling.

amazing this is exactly how I picture you both.ewww

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697 days ago
55.

Marie    

Rickey is out of touch. It's a shame when celebrities speak without thinking...unless he had an endorsement deal and would have made money off of the race. shame on you Ricky and my prayers go out to all of those affected by the storm.

697 days ago
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petunia    

It was wrong to wait so long to cancel. Neccesities were obviously not going to be up to par by the weekend. I believe there is more devastation then we had anticipated. I am a native NYer born in mount sinai.We can not afford the pensions unions. Its crazy to think if you become a cop at 0Yrs of age you can retire at40yrs of afe with FULL salary and BENEFITS as well as a bus driver a train worker garbage man anyjob that works for the city.And we condone these peopleas well as I should be condoned for my job I don't get a full salary and benefits after I work there for 20yrs. Point the city Cant afford to protect itself in a way the most impt. city in the financial world should because all the money is going to pensions promises that there was no way our generation could afford

696 days ago
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Susan    

The show must go on? Amazes me when people speak without checking facts. People who had no homes left were starting to be kicked out of hotels for runners coming in. Police had to be pulled off relief duty to patrol the entire route. And to top it off, the Verrazano Bridge was going to be shut down most of the day on Sun because of the marathon, making it impossible to get relief supplies and crews to Staten Island. Not only was this in appropriate and too soon to be running right by victims, it was going to hamper relief to people in dire need. The mayor was an idiot and so is Ricky Martin.

696 days ago
58.

Chioke Hassan    

Dear TMZ
The marathon had to be cancelled.
There is no water and electricity no marathon
The Giants game should be canelled to

695 days ago
59.

Lauren    

People it was a hurricane not a tropical storm. To have the marathon would be idiotic.

695 days ago
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John Thomas    

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! WE NEED TO HELP ALL WHO ARE IN NEED AND NOT HAVE MARATHON RIGHT NOW!! WHY DON'T THEY USE THE GENERATORS FOR THE POOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING STOP BEING SO SELFISH DO SOMETHING TO HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!!!

694 days ago
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