Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao under fire for incendiary comments about gay couples
February 16, 2016 - Uncategorized
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is taking punches over comments he made to a Philippines media outlet describing gay people as “worse than animals.”
“It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female,” Pacquiao told TV5 in an interview. “If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.”
The eight-time boxing champion and born-again Christian is running for a Senate seat in his native country. Elections are in May of this year.
Pacquiao’s remarks were quickly met with criticism, most notably from Vice Ganda, an actor and comedian in the Philippines, and Aiza Seguerra, a singer. Read more…