Manny Pacquiao is one of the most rich and far-famed athletes in “the worlds”. Along with his success in the boxing reverberate, he is also known for manufacturing commentaries insulting the LGBT community. Today, the 37 -year-old boxer rationalized for remarks that same-sex longing stimulates man “worse than animals.”
Pacquiao is a member of the Philippines house of representatives and is leading for a senate seat in May. In a recent Tv interrogation for local terminal TV5, the former nature endorse spoke about the upcoming election when the conversation turned to homosexuality.
“It’s common sense. Will you check any swine where male is to male and female is to female? ” Pacquiao requested the interviewer. He sustained: “The swine are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we adopted male on male, girl on female, then follower is worse than animals.”
LGBT friends and proponents immediately responded to Pacquiao’s notes. According to the BBC, a local gay privileges group announced Ladlad announced on voters to not vote for Pacquiao in the election.
Filipino fame Vice Ganda also reacted to Pacquiao’s observations, while offering a theme of peace.
In the video message posted to both platforms, Pacquiao answered 😛 TAGEND
I would like to ask for forgiveness from all the people whose appears I’ve hurt when I likened beings to animals. It was my misunderstanding. I would like to ask for forgiveness from all the people whose sensations I’ve hurt. This doesn’t change my decision to be against same-sex marriage. That is my ideology. My only mistake is likening people to swine .
Aside from being offensive to the LGBT community, Pacquiao’s remarks about copulation were patently incorrect. There are many species in the animal kingdom who have homosexual relations, like flamingos, dolphins and penguins.
This isn’t the first time Pacquiao made offensive statements about LGBT kinfolks. Back in 2012, he stated his opposition to President Obama’s call for the legalization of same-sex union. According to the interrogation, he also cited a passage from the book of Leviticus, which says that homosexuals should be “put to death.” But he afterward disavowed he alleged such a thing.
“I didn’t say that, that’s a lie . I didnt are well aware that paraphrase from Leviticus because I haven’t speak the Book of Leviticus hitherto. Im not against gay people. I have a relative “whos also” lesbian. We can’t used to help if they were born that road, ” he read, according to TMZ. “What I’m critical off are acts that violate the word of God. I only presented out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the laws and regulations of God.”
Despite Pacquiao’s recent explain and defense, it may not acquire any LGBT heartsor votes.
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