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It's Happening: Ricky Martin Dyed His Hair While in Quarantine

Ricky Martin died his hair red.

Gays dye their hair at momentous occasions in their lives. Why, we aren't sure! But it's a thing that happens. This happens particularly around particularly fraught life changes. We all know that friend who went through a particularly nasty breakup and then turned up at brunch with a new platinum blonde color. We've all seen it! Even the heteros have caught onto it. Well, the current quarantine we are all under is causing some similar experimentation.

On Friday, Ricky Martin took to Instagram to reveal a new dye job he underwent while separated from the rest of the world. According to the video featuring the reveal, one of his sons was the one who actually chose the color which is Red Passion. Not sure that it got all the way there but this is the moment, if there ever was one, to experiment.

The majority of Martin's post was about the quarantine as well as those who are shirking CDC guidelines and deciding to not engage in social distancing. He called them criminals, pointing out that they were putting others in danger. He also likened the current moment to a science-fiction film, which it is if we're being frank! But a fatal one.

"If it's not strictly necessary or you are not one of the people who work tirelessly to attend, stop, improve, combat this virus, please I beg you do not go out on the street," he wrote in a caption according to a translation. "We all have to do our part. Everyone's life depends on it." And that's unfortunately true: so many lives depend on all of us fighting the spread of COVID-19 as a collective.

If that means you need to dye your hair to busy yourself inside, let me know where to mail the pigments.

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