World’s current greatest boxer isn’t as mighty as everyone thinks.
Since Manny Pacquiao is running for a senatorial seat in his native Philippines, he was naturally asked about his stand on different topics, including same-sex marriage. He carelessly expressed, however, that those in homosexual relationships “are worse than animals.”
Pacquiao posts, deletes Bible verse on gays ‘put to death’ https://t.co/AQLTk8leBn pic.twitter.com/NESigKAdFt
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) February 18, 2016
He even quoted the Bible in a later post (which he eventually deleted) supporting this stand. The issue became a heated debate locally, but earned him much ire globally.
Pacquiao’s statement cost him his hefty Nike endorsement, and eventually led to a barrage of brands distancing themselves from him.
“Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I’m praying for you,” the Pacman retracted last Tuesday on Facebook.
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