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Manny Pacquiao draws flak for anti-LGBT statement

Manny PacquiaoBoxing superstar and Philippine pride Manny Pacquiao gets flak for  anti-LGBT sentiments he made in a video interview currently making rounds online.  In a video (watch below), the boxer and Sarangani province congressman voiced out his controversial stance against same-sex marriage.

According to Pacquiao, people who opt for partners of the same sex are worse than animals.

Manny Pacquiao on same-sex marriage"Mas masahol pa sa hayop." Senatorial aspirant and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao had this to say when we asked him for his stand on same-sex marriage. #BilangPilipino

Posted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016

"It's common sense, do you see any animals that go male to male, or female to female? So the animals are even better (than humans)," Pacquiao was quoted as saying.

"Because they know how to distinguish from male to male or female to female. Right? Now if we allow male to male or female to female, then that makes us worse than animals," he added.

Netizens, including popular members of the LGBT community, did not took Pacquiao's unfounded statements sitting down and expressed their disappointment.

Gay TV host and box office star Vice Ganda took to Twitter to express his dismay. He even vowed not to support Pacquiao's political ambition. The current Sarangani province representative is eyeing a senate seat under  Jejomar Binay's UNA party in the upcoming May elections.

International blogger Perez Hilton also questioned Pacquiao's "messed up views on same sex marriage" and the boxer's comparing of gay people to animals.

Pacquiao is reportedly making an official statement regarding the controversy on Tuesday evening, which observers believe is a last ditch effort to save his face as well as his political and boxing career.

However, many irked LGBT members are saying that no amount of clarification or even a public apology will change their minds. They will not support Pacquiao on his match with Timothy Bradley this April as well as his senatorial bid come election day whether or not he apologizes or retracts his idiotic statement.

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1 comment

  1. Doray 18 February, 2016 at 17:08 Reply

    Hoy manny, alam namin na limitado lang ang kaalamang kaya iproseso ng kukote mo. Pero hindi naman yun dahilan para manghusga ka ng kapwa mo. Marami kaming masasabi sa pamilya mo tulad ng hitsura ng mga anak mo na kahit si viki belo ay hindi kayang ayusin, ang ina mong nakikipagrelasyon sa bagets na datung lang naman ang habol, ang asawa mong hindi makuntento sa hitsurang ipinagkaloob sa kanya kaya kung ano ano ang pinapalitan at ang iyong pagsabak sa pulitika na wala ka naman pinag-aralan bukod pa sa karahasan at pananakit sa ibang tao ang ipinambuhay mo sa iyong pamilya. tama ba ang mga iyan? wag mong ipagpilitan ang sarili mong interpretasyon sa Bibliya dahil hindi nga kaya ng kamangmangan mo na maintindihan ang tunay na mensahe, entonses, mali ang lumalabas sa bunganga mo. pero narinig mo ba kaming ipangalandakan ang mga yan sa inyo na nagkapera lang ng konti ay naging matapobre na? lol

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