Mexican singer Paquita la del Barrio
says she'll apologize for her remarks against gay adoption on
Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The singer created a whirlwind of
controversy last week when she said she'd rather see a child die on
the streets than be adopted by a gay or lesbian couple.
She broke into a reporter's
hypothetical question about whether it would be better if a child is
adopted by a gay couple or die on the streets alone with: “It's
better that the child die.”
“Yes, because if I had a son, I would
never be at peace if he was with them,” she added.
Paquita took on the topic of gay
adoption as Mexico City's landmark gay marriage law – which removed
a previous prohibition on gay adoption – went into effect.
Gay rights groups have called on
Paquita for an apology.
She says she'll do just that Tuesday
afternoon at Spartacus, a popular gay disco in Ciudad Nezahaulcoyotl,
a large Mexico City suburb, where she'll hold a press conference and