News Outlets Report That Daddy Yankee Is Gay but Forget to do a Simple Google Search

Apr 3, 2013
4:58 pm

Today several Latin American outlets reported that reggaetón star Daddy Yankee confirmed that he was gay.


Within hours of thew news going viral, Univision reported that a spokesperson for the music star confirmed that the report was false.

On Twitter, Daddy Yankee’s profile tweeted out two tweets today in Spanish:

“No empire in History has had more slaves that Money, Media and the Internet.”

“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” The quote is incorrectly attributed to Einstein, but you get the point.

In addition, the news sources that reported the initial story made reference to a “Cuevas de Peleka” club. A simple Google search of that term confirms the label is used to report rumors of celebrities who are gay. The search doesn’t show any evidence of an actual club or disco. You would think that such a famous place would have its own website.

It really doesn’t matter what Daddy Yankee’s sexual orientation is, but it is very sad to see actual news outlets report the news as if it were 100% true. Looks like an April Fools joke gone really bad. Just a few weeks ago, he addressed similar rumors:

Taking to Twitter, El Big Boss spoke openly and criticized those who believe everything they read on the web.

“Once again, ignorance has come into play,” he said. “The internet is where lies become truths and the truth becomes myth.”

And don’t take Daddy’s statement to mean he’s critical of the gay lifestyle. Last month he spoke about accepting all people, regardless of their sexual preferences.

“I have people on my team who are gay and I respect them,” he told the Spanish press.