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Twitter erupts in disagreement to Manny Pacquiao statement on same-sex marriage

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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:

Manny Pacquiao

And one user even took to the social media network to ask that sponsors pull out their support for Manny Pacquiao:

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.

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