Pacquiao still on the receiving end of criticisms as part of the fallout on his remarks on same-sex marriage.
Manny Pacquiao continues to receive punch after punch from criticial netizens after the issue on his recent statement on same-sex marriage boiled over on social media.
Pacquiao was quoted, 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.
The eight-division world champion was rained on with criticisms on his allegedly insensitive remarks, but he took to social media to defend his statements in the said video:
“I rather [sic] obey the Lord’s command than obeying the desires of the flesh. Im [sic] not condemning anyone, but I’m just telling the truth of what the Bible says. The truth from the Bible is what changed me from my old ways,” said Pacquiao in a post on Twitter.
Users on the social media website Twitter continued to fire back at Pacquiao, with some using some bible verses to also prove their point on Pacquiao:
Really disappointed with @mannypacquiao's statement regarding the LGBT community.
— Antonietta トニ (@ToniettaPunyeta) February 16, 2016
@vicegandako That statement made by Manny Pacquiao, reflects his ignorance & insensitivity!
— ®ow€nΔ🌻©ri$TinΔ🇵🇭 (@cris_j25) February 16, 2016
@mannypacquiao Leviticus 19:28 reads, “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves."
— 🍋 (@BabyGuacamole) February 16, 2016
You made us proud as you are a great boxer Manny Pacquiao. But your statement regarding same sex relationship is just below the belt.
— Chino Bautista (@supremechino) February 15, 2016
Despite the remarks made by other netizens, some Twitter users came to the aid of Pacman and admired his honesty:
— twone (@twone_02) February 16, 2016
@mannypacquiao Amen Manny don't back down from this that hates God.
— Neil gonzalez (@Neilgonzalez12) February 16, 2016
However, the issue failed to faze Pacman, as he was doing business as usual on his first day of training with Coach Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Timothy Bradley.