Manny Pacquaio

Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is in hot water for comparing the gays to animals.

The 37-year-old Filipino boxing champ is preparing for life outside of the boxing ring by running for public office as a bible-thumping politician.

In a rare television appearance that aired this week, Pacquiao called the gays "worse than animals."

"It's common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female," he told local broadcaster TV5.

"If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals," he added.

The eight-division world champion later took to Instagram.com to apologize for his poor choice of words.

"I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals," he wrote on Instagram.

"Please forgive me for those I've hurt. 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."

The reactions to Pacquiao's apology were mixed.

Some sided with Pacquiao, saying he was right to come for the gays. But others strongly disagreed with Pacquiao's views, saying they would never vote for one so narrow minded.

"The Senate needs experts on politics and law, not blind prophets," wrote gay comedian Vice Ganda on Instagram.

Singer Aiza Seguerra, who is "married" to her actress-girlfriend, called for a boycott of Pacquiao, whom she called an "ignorant, bigoted hypocrite."

"You might have done our country proud but with your statement, you just showed the whole country why we shouldn't vote for you,' Seguerra said in an Instagram post.

Gay marriage is illegal in the Philippines. Civil gay marriages are performed in local churches but the unions are not recognized by the government there.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I know U gotta be careful what U say and how U say things when it comes to the LGBT community however he does not have to agree or accept that lifestyle if he doesn't want too. If the LGBT community wants to be respected for the way they choose to live well they gotta respect those who choose to live their own way and stop being so sensitive and accept the fact that everyone is not jumping on the bandwagon just because the new laws says so. Anyway, all I'm trying to say is, the LGBT people needs to stop worrying about what others say and think and just live their lives!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That man is entitled to his opinion and his religion. The end.

  • Yoni

    Yall wanna see career suicide........THIS is it. Watch.

  • Yoni

    He sure damn is!

  • howard_student

    I mean, he did quote scripture.....why are the gays in denial about their lifestyle? They know that mess isn't normal...I mean come on now!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    He's going to be alright... There are A LOT of folks who feel the way he does..

  • Dee

    Even though he LOOKS like an animal, he has a right to his opinion.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Who cares??????

  • 1/8

    “It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? "

    The answer to that question is, yes. What's his next question?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well if that's how he thinks and believes..... Aye ... I got nothing on this

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pretty much

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    He apologized for comparing gays to animals.. He has to be careful grading sins like that.. Sin is sin and I'm pretty sure he isn't absent from sin in any way... None of us are.. He has to be careful judging folks that is not our job...

  • harley_quinn2.0

    People put energy into the wrong things. Why would anyone give a fugg about what Manny says?

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I've seen same sex animals mate or attempt to mate with thine own eyes, lol..

  • Yoni

    I think he holds a spot in the House of Reps in his country or something like that.

  • WetPntees

    He called it how he sees it! You say "Potato", I say "Potato", I say "Popsicle", THEY say "Cool long thing to suck on!" TUH

  • Yoni

    But do they all say it? He might be alright, but this is going to ride with him for the rest of his life. He's entitled to his opinion. Doesn't bother me because it's not about me.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    How is he grading sin? He said that Bible changed him from his old ways (read:sins). He quoted the entire scripture; he did not single out homosexuality.

  • WetPntees

    Exactly... Matthew 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged"

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. No. No one says these things. Lmbo.

  • Jessica

    I agree there is no reason to condemn anyone but he does have a right to his own personal spiritual beliefs and shouldn't be condemned for them.

  • Full Monty

    Yet they call black people all kinds of animals...smh priorities!

  • stav

    Absolutely! In the sense he was saying it that would be true, Animals act off of instinct , yet they can differentiate what is natural. Humans are born with thinking abilities, every sexual act that is committed whether gay or straight would be of our own initiative and not forced. We were made with free will. Society and a system that is in the power of the wicked one , tries to convince us otherwise. No one was born gay, that's like someone saying they were born a rapist , or a doctor. We choose our own path in life. God wouldn't dare create anyone to participate in activities he ABHORS. So glad this man spoke out for the truth , No one EVER should apologize for God's righteousness.

  • 1/8

    I watched an animal show where a group of male monkeys were living together. They would groom each other and cuddle at night to keep warm.

  • WetPntees

    GLORAYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WetPntees

    You keep stressing LGBT like it's an entire new Nationality or somethin' created by.........NVM

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Bcuz I really don't like to say the word g*y that's why

  • WetPntees

    And not one gotdam time did you mention penetration was involved.... YOU sir, is a natural born lying azz citizen of the United States of f'n Merica!!!

  • Milli Millz

    ????
    That right there yasss

  • CJ413

    Ain't nothing wrong if he believes what he believes!! Stop trying to make him out as a gay hater!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lmbo. I hate to say it...but there have been reports of animals have sex with the same sex. The key word is "animals" though.

  • SameoleJ

    Let me fix that last line for him: "I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all BUT I’m STILL praying for youR SOULS, YOU HEATHENS.”

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    You can express your beliefs without name calling and derogatory comparisons

  • SameoleJ

    I was gonna say, um, yeah Manny, I have seen a male dog get sexed by another one.

  • WetPntees

    *Scrolls back up to my prior comment searching for a question mark which would prove I asked a question.... Don't see one... So...*

  • SameoleJ

    Manny has many concerns about the souls of these people. Me, I'm just trying to NOT eat this other chocolate chip cookie, since my scale lied and said I was not 160lbs.

  • WetPntees

    Oh I didn't doubt what 25 said, it's just that he was trying so hard to prove a point that was POINTLESS!

  • SummerBaby

    Floyd is somewhere just glad that folks are going in on another boxer instead of him.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I guess u are in your feelings so I must be talking about U, so I won't go in on U bcuz I don't know U and I can give 2 FKS about what U think and say, I said what I said and I meant what I said, now girl bye!

  • jussaying

    lmao... this reminded me of green eggs and ham. /ends side busting comment, moseys on out of the thread & minds my bidness lol.

  • Yoni

    New post - the new silent killer

  • YES I SAID IT…

    HA HA HA U too funny that's what I was thinking about too after I posted it, why U in my head, lol!!!! :-)

  • GeorgiaPeach

    He's telling the truth!

  • WetPntees
  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm with you LOL

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Oh I see ?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    SMH saying U lame as fk just like your GIF pics U keep posting, I guess U are new to this. Once again, girl bye! I don't eat fish so that means I won't continue 2 go back N forth with u tongue wrestling with a bish I don't know. U have a good day sweet girl. Respond back all U want I'm done...

  • SameoleJ

    I did not expect a scale to be a pathological liar and was quite upset that did that to me. I feel so betrayed!! (MYSTORY-STICKIGNTOIT) LOL

  • SameoleJ

    Floyd somewhere just happy nobody is asking to read!!

  • 1/8

    Homosexual behavior is very common among social creatures like birds and mammals. It's extremely common among primates.

    People don't have to agree with homosexuality, but the science speaks for itself. Same sex love is a part of nature.

  • jussaying

    lmao do you remember Cedric the Entertainer's standup... talking about the gay lion.. omg i die.

    lmao ROAR i will scratch your eye out.. queen of the jungle:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLXCfO2PEUs

  • Just Keya

    All of this!!

  • mela.reign77

    I think everyone has a right to their opinion be it as it may. However it's not what you say but how you say it. Delivery is everything and condemning someone should never be something that we should be doing. I may not agree but I do not have a heaven or hell to put anyone in. I'm not saying to hold in how you feel, however think before speaking.

  • SameoleJ

    Part of nature or not, people have the right to live how they see fit, just like he has the right to voice his opinion. Only issue I have is when those opinions are riddled with disrespect and maliciousness. Other than that, they can feel how they feel and keep it moving. As the saying goes- What you eat, don't make me shit!! and vice versa.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm trying to get right but pizza and tacis won't let me be great ??

  • Just Keya

    :poof: Manny, if your religion leads you to believe that being gay is wrong, then that's ok. Because trust and believe the word needs no apology. :poof:

  • SameoleJ

    Just HIS opinion, it doesn't stop anybody from breathing. Funny thing is, most LBGT individuals (who are happy and secure in their lives) don't give a rat's azz what people think. They keep living, loving and even worshipping and don't miss a beat over this mess.

  • stav

    He was not judging , He compared how instinctual animals are aware of what is natural, and thinking mankind does what is unnatural. The comparison was accurate, maybe it just sounds harsh. But truth is truth , he did not write the scripture he quoted.

  • SameoleJ

    They are the debil!!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    THat ish right there was too funny! Thanks for sharing!

  • Branch Davidian

    If anyone knows what is worse than animals it would be Manny. Dogs, cats, possum, he has probably eaten them all...PS, all that righteousness would have been a little helpful when you were banging everyone but your wife...PPS...how's that "rotator cuff injury" you had when you got sonned by Floyd??

  • sunni_daze

    He's right and I see no need for him to apologize. I'm so sick of people having to apologize for how they feel. Say mean it and stand in it.

  • SameoleJ

    EXACTLY!!

  • Angela

    ??

  • 1/8

    Sexual behavior in animals is manifested in many ways, not just penetration. For example, there's at least one known case where two male penguins hatched an egg and raised the baby together. Apparently, something happened to the mother and another male penguin stepped in and took over her role.

  • Just Keya

    I know U gotta be careful what U say and how U say things when it comes to the LGBT community
    ---------------
    And I don't understand why. If the gay community wants to be treated like everyone else, then we should not have to sugar coat anything for them. They don't sugar coat anything for the black community. Tuh.

  • WetPntees

    My thoughts exactly. I believe if you have to apologize for saying it, you SHOULDN'T have said it!!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    True, no argument from me bcuz I agree

  • mela.reign77

    I totally agree! :)

  • Angela

    Exactly. God gave us all a beautiful gift called FREE WILL. God doesn't make us serve him He gave us a choice so we shouldn't push our beliefs on people.

  • Mel

    It's his opinion but understand he have to backtrack because his sponsors n em prolly got some gay execs on board that will revoke that check chile

  • Hmmm~?

    Doesn't matter. There were plenty of other, less ignorant ways he could've chosen to express his dislike of homosexuality. He chose to publicly display his ignorance, and basically killed his political career before it even started in the process. Not to mention that he claims that animals don't mate with the same sex, yet homosexuality is pretty common in the animal kingdom. What a moron.

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    That's bull..My ex-boyfriend's female dog would regularly stalk and dry hump ONLY other females. I have also seen male dogs go after and "start" on other dogs before owners broke it up. Also, has he never heard of the Clownfish?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I agree he should have chosen his words wisely but like they say, stupid is a stupid does. I'm all for believing in God and keeping your faith and morals but I'm with U on this, he and us, gotta be careful how we express the way we feel bcuz its ok to agree to disagree as long as we are not being disrespectful to any kind

  • Hmmm~?

    "Animals act off of instinct , yet they can differentiate what is natural." <- But homosexuality is common in the animal kingdom.

    "Humans are born with thinking abilities, every sexual act that is
    committed whether gay or straight would be of our own initiative and not
    forced." <- Obviously. Who is disputing this? You're missing the point.

    "No one was born gay, that's like someone saying they were born a rapist , or a doctor." <- This is the textbook definition of false equivalency. You are literally comparing ones sexuality to being a doctor. I don't mean to be rude, but what is your level of education? You obviously haven't step foot in any sort of university. Homosexuality, and sexuality in general, is basic psychology. It's scientifically proven that people do not choose to be gay. While there is no evidence to prove whether or not people are BORN gay, it's typically agreed upon that sexuality is something that forms in your pre-teen years. I understand that you're religious and everything, but please, pick up a book.

  • BLACK LOVE

    Gay people are fake victims...what makes them gay is what they prefer sexual sexually in the bedroom which is none of our business...they get on my nerves because they want us to accept all the rest of their sickness..like cross dressing, trannies, etc etc...

  • Bam Bam Li

    Too much ignorance in this post I just can't today, so I'm off. And for those saying homosexuality is normal...you know what, I'm out ??

  • felinelurker

    Sandra, can we get a medical minute on the HPV Vaccine?
    Roses, what are your experiences (or your children) experiences?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile !

  • imright

    every1s entitled 2 their own opinion unless it involves the gays???

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    What he said about animals was not correct.. I've seen with thine own eyes same sex animals attempt to or have sex with eachother.. mind boggling, yes but true...
    I also didn't write the scripture, but its in the bible that sin is sin.. People that believe in the bible like to grade sins.. All I said was he was os focusing on the speck that is in gay people's eyes.....

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Opinions and beliefs, we all have them.

  • da_educator

    But he gave a bible verse in which he is guilty of...an adulterer with an out of wedlock child....what a hypocrite.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Freedom of speech..... Gay sex could be considered animalistic or barbaric:.. I think that's the first thing people think about anyway...

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Ummm, yes he did.. That's the reason for this post...

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Present example; Donald Trump..

    I do not by any means want to compare Paquio to that fool, but I hope you got my point...

  • SameoleJ

    He is reformed and born again, so he feels he can talk about it now.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I agree with the one of GOD.
    PERIOD.
    But, people need to be more mature and mindful of how they speak of other. Basic Manners.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Also, as much as some of us strive to be like Christ... We still have sin... But to answer your direct question.

    He graded the " being gay sin" by discussing gay people and comparing their sexual habits as being lower than an animals ..
    Did you read the whole article?

  • SLucky

    chit...I had to *scroll back to your original comment searching for a question mark to prove your original statement was a question*....but I digress

  • YES I SAID IT…

    No someone made a comment and I was responding back to them

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I read the whole article and his comment was a response. He wasn't judging the sin, he was judging the act.

  • Ssik am

    The elite is doing an amazing job at dividing everyone instead of having them focus on the real enemy of the world, which is them. While people are focused on what other adults are doing in bed they're releasing viruses, killing the environment, genetically modifying your food, and trying to kill off most of the population. Gotta give it to them for being able to brainwash the masses for thousands of years...even in the age of information they're still winning...nothing short of impressive.

  • Li

    He's Christian. He has his strong beliefs. Whether he apologizes or not is not going to change his mind. People need to know that about folks who don't agree with homosexuality.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Okay.

  • Renee26

    I have seen animals mate with the same sex...IJS they are not as selective as he thinks...I've even seen animals of different type hump each other

  • Tony Winston

    amen amen, you said that, and I totally agree, cuz im one of those gays that don't give a flunk what anyone thinks about what I like to do in the bedroom,

  • hotntot95

    i jus sipped my tea so hard...

  • understandingoverignorance

    He can disagree with a life style but to compare good folks to animals makes his Christianity seem like a bunch of foolish thugs who believe in a
    God
    Satan Jesus
    Man
    Ignorant Understanding
    What a lame idiot who ain't even smart enough to see that the bible is describing the mind of MANKIND and not GOD.

  • Baldheadeagle

    gay folks sit and talk the most ish about str8 ppl..but as soon as you say 1 thing even say someone gay or a foggot they get all butt hurt ..aern't you a foggot? so why get mad when some1 call you that..smdfh...manny is right leave the man alone

  • Molly Church

    Very Sad World.? No one can speak their Feelings or opinions anymore
    EXCEPT
    The "LGBT Community.

  • Baldheadeagle

    say foggot that what they are they choose it now tell them to accept the word.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Oh Lawwwd U a mess, I can't say that word, I don't wanna hurt people feelings.

  • Sk8board T

    He said he'd rather obey God than to giv into desires of the flesh. Basically saying he want to fuk w a dude but he fightn the urge.

  • Sk8board T

    And we're entitled to disagree w his asian rat lookn ass...

  • Baron

    People crack me up quoting scriptures and (s)hit! Who the (f)uck was King James? And why did he need his own version? How many versions are there? Y'all know Jesus and them didn't speak English, right? So, how much was lost in translation? How many years passed before these stories were written down? Anybody on here fluent in Aramaic? What was the purpose of the Council of Nicea? What religion was practiced in Western Africa prior to slavery? Explain (f)ucking dinosaurs? Take those stories, written by man, and scram.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    I gotta be careful, I can't call a man with a fake cucu a man.. i guess.. moving on.

  • Gina

    That's right Pacquioa has every right to stand up for his belief's. Being politically correct doesn't mean to put your own thoughts aside to avoid hurting someone's feelings. If I feel in my heart that something isn't right I will stand firm and let you know , BTW he's absolutely right and there are a lot of people who feel the same way.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ooooh you told me. Z formation snap.

  • dj says

    If he feels that way . So be it. We all do not have to agree just to get along....This is silly. This infringing on folks and making peeps apologize will eventually stir up resentment and backfire and we creating backlash.

  • stav

    It would be you that is not bright, I was certainly not comparing sexual it to a profession. The analogy was we decide with free will what we decide to be. God does not create people gay, people choose to become gay. Just like I was saying a person chooses to become a rapist, a person chooses to become a pedophile. My point idiot was that our lives are comprised of choices. Either for the good or bad. Also a degree does not make one smart or intelligent. It makes you knowledgeable about a specific subject . Knowledge is not wisdom , however it can become wisdom, which you have not displayed. Common sense, street smarts, book smarts, and accurate knowledge from the Bible certainly does qualify me as being exceptional. Next!

  • DjangoBro

    Do people not form their own opinions anymore? lol Live life as you see fit.

  • jussaying

    I'm glad you enjoyed love (:. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • howard_student

    Isn't that the truth!

  • Sk8board T

    Nigga fuk u. I'm from Detroit. I snap necks not fingrs. Come see me hoe ass nigga

  • Sk8board T

    Step to a nigga get treated like one bitch