The first and only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao got slammed by netizens, as well as, people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender or LGBT community after sharing his opinion about same-sex marriage. The senatorial aspirant unfortunately compared those people who are married with the same sex, “masahol pa sa hayop” (worse than animals) during his interview with TV5’s initiative, Bilang Pilipino 2016.
Additionally, celebrities and other famous LGBT advocates like Vice Ganda, Aiza Seguerra, to name a few, have also expressed their disappointments toward the Sarangani Representative’s comment about it.
Perhaps, after realizing his judgmental comment, Manny Pacquiao took to Facebook his apology for his statement regarding the same-sex marriage “worse than animals.”
On his Facebook page, he captions his video:
I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt.
He, however, stands behind his belief about same-sex marriage. He further explains, “I still stand on my belief that I’m against same-sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I’m praying for you.”
Manny Pacquiao is running for a Senate this coming May 2016 election.
Watch his video below: