Ricky Martin has responded to a comic's suggestion that he is abusing his children because he is in a relationship with another man.

Venezuelan comic Carlos Sicilia tweeted to his more than 39,000 followers: “Prison NOW for Ricky Martin and his partner and for all gay couples raising a child in this way.”

Without mentioning Sicilia's name, Martin responded on Twitter in Spanish: “If you're proud, I recommend you love the solitude; the proud are always left alone for fools.” (“Si eres orgullose te recomiendo que ames la soledad; los orgullosos siempre se quedan solos por pendejos.”)

Moments later, quoting Rodney King, who accidentally died this week, he added in English: “Can we all get along?”

Martin, 40, is raising twin sons Matteo and Valentino. He appeared with his sons and boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez in a cover story for the April issue of the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair. The cover included the headline, “Ricky Martin's New Life, and the quote, “I am dad and I am mom.”