Users on the social networking website slam Manny Pacquiao for his off-handed remarks ahead of his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate.
Manny Pacquiao is now under hot water for making remarks during a question and answer portion during his ongoing Philippine Senate campaign bid.
A staunch believer in the Christian faith, the boxer-turned-politician disapproved of the idea of same-sex marriage, saying: “The animals are better. They know how to distinguish, male or female. If we approve male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animals” in a video released by Interaksyon.
Some users on Twitter – mostly from the LGBT community – took offense to his comments and have taken their stand to disagree with the eight-division world champion:
— aivee diamante (@aiveeadiamante) February 16, 2016
I am a proud member of the LGBT, we don't care if u r not in favor of sex marriage but @MannyPacquiaoTR comparing us to an animal? WTF.
— Alexis Montejo (@i_zeronine) February 16, 2016
@mannypacquiao You can say LGBTs will go to hell all you want that's your moral judgement but marriage equality is what's fair & lawful, sir
— Gary Alan Hidalgo (@garya1an) February 16, 2016
Manny Pacquiao's opinion re same-sex marriage is enough proof to say that he does not belong in the senate.
— Niambee Ruth Palacio (@niambeepalacio) February 16, 2016
Dear @mannypacquiao, homosexual behavior has been found in over 1,500 species. What's unnatural is homophobia. Thank yew.
— dudeinterrupted (@dudeinterrupted) February 16, 2016
There goes Manny Pacquiao's senatorial seat dream.
— R. (@hipfactor101) February 16, 2016
And one user even took to the social media network to ask that sponsors pull out their support for Manny Pacquiao:
— macky pamintuan (@mackyp4) February 16, 2016
Additionally, the party list Ladlad – led by Danton Remoto – has calls to boycott Manny Pacquiao and refrain from voting him in the upcoming elections:
Currently, Pacquiao is in the midst of his training for his third fight against Timothy Bradley, which he says will be his last fight before focusing on his political career.