Pinoy boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao had a very strong comments against the sames-sex couples. Shortly after it reached the LGBT community, entertainers including Vice Ganda and Aiza Seguerra got furious and heavily criticized the 2016 senatorial candidate. Watch the Pacquiao interview video below, made by Bilang Pilipino.
“Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae? Mabuti pa ang hayop, marunong kumilala kung lalaki lalaki, babae babae. O di ba? Ngayon, kung lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae, mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao.” Manny Pacquiao told an unidentified interviewer. The caption said he was asked about his stand on same-sex marriage.
(It’s only common sense, Have you seen any male animal pairing to another male or female animal to another female animal? Animals are better; they can distinguish the pairing of opposite sex, aren’t they? Now if humans of the same sex pair to each other, they are worst than animals.)
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According to Bilang Pilipino, they also asked the same question to former Senator Panfilo Lacson, Valenzuela City 1st District Representative Sherwin Gatchalian, and former Interior Secretary Raffy Alunan. Just like Pacquiao, these three politicians are also running for senator in the 2016 Philippine elections. Only Alunan is in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
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However, it is Pacquiao’s comment that really earned a lot of criticisms. According to Vice Ganda’s tweet, “The LGBT is a group of people. We are humans. But not animals. Though we’re no saints we will pray for Manny Pacquiao.” In a separate tweet, the host-comedian said that there are people who read the Bible and attend prayer meetings, but easily judge other people. He added that he only let God judge him, and not someone who will run for senator but only 4 times present in the Congress.
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“I am so f-ck-n’ mad I don’t know what to say. You might’ve done our country proud but with your statement, you just showed the whole country why we shouldn’t vote for you. And yes, I think you are an ignorant, bigoted hypocrite. You made me lose all respect that I had for you, Mr Pacquiao,” Aiza Seguerra (@cyseguerra) posted on Instagram.
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“Mas masahol pa sa hayop.” Senatorial aspirant and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao had this to say when we asked him for his stand on same-sex marriage. #BilangPilipino
Posted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016
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Other celebrities who slammed Pacquiao’s comments against same-sex marriage include Liza Diño (Aiza’s wife), John “Sweet” Lapus, famous blogger Perez Hilton, and Lea Salonga. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao updated this Facebook page, saying that he is not condemning anyone, but I’m just telling the truth of what the Bible says, citing 1 Corinthians 6:9.
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