The LGBT community is not happy with Manny Pacquiao’s comment about same-sex marriage.
Sarangani Representative and World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao’s statement regarding same-sex marriage drew flak online as he compared homosexuals to animals. The 30-second video of Manny was uploaded in the Bilang Pilipino’s Facebook page.
“Common sense lang, makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae? Mas mabuti pa ‘yung hayop marunong kumilala kung lalaki o lalaki, babae babae o ‘di ba? Ngayon kung lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae eh mas masahol sa hayop ang tao,” the boxer commented on the topic of
Manny Pacquiao on same-sex marriage
"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. #BilangPilipinoPosted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016
Singer Aiza Seguerra, who is married to actress Liza Diño was angered by Manny’s statement and shared her thoughts on Instagram. In a photo, Aiza wrote, “I am so fuckin' 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 captioned the post with, “Ang kailangan ng bansang ito ay mga taong nag-iisip. Utang na loob, kilalanin ninyo ang iboboto ninyo.”
Aside from Aiza, comedian John “Sweet” Lapus also reacted on
his social media accounts and told his followers to not vote for Manny.
“I beg you my dear fellow Filipinos and of course my fellow
LGBT family. Pls dont vote Manny Pacquio. Hayop ang tingin nya sa atin. Ty,”
Radio personalities DJ Chacha and DJ Mo Twister also reacted
through their Twitter accounts.
Comedian Vice Ganda is the latest celebrity to react on
Manny’s statement. He sent a series of tweets against Manny on Twitter and used
the hashtags “#PrayForMannyPacquiao” and “#LoveWins.”
Meanwhile, Manny posted his own reaction on the issue and
said he is not condemning anyone but merely “telling the truth of what the Bible says.”