Singer Ricky Martin has criticized Miss Peru Cindy Mejia's anti-gay views.

The recently crowned Mejia made some controversial comments about gay children during an interview with Peru21.

When asked, “Would you have a problem if your child turned out to be gay?” Mejia answered: “In my case, the day that God permits me to have children, it wouldn't happen because these things happen because a child grew up without a father or was molested or lived with his mother and sisters and the mannerisms started, or I don't know.”

“I'm not an expert on the subject. The day I have my children I will entrust them to God completely, will raise them with care with a father and a mother and support them completely, because there should always be communication.”

Mejia at first claimed that she had been misquoted, saying there was no reason she would make such a statement, but later apologized after the publication posted audio of her comments.

“Due to my lack of knowledge on this topic, I made an error and it won't happen again. I apologize if these comments contributed to discrimination or violence against the LGBT community. Therefore, I pledge to fight against homophobia and sexism in my role as a representative of Peruvian beauty,” she said.

Martin, who came out gay in 2010 and is raising twin boys, tweeted in Spanish: “What a shame, and such foolish comments. #ignorance.”