February 16, 2016 (Tuesday) –World boxing champion and Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio apologized on Instagram for his comment about gay people being "worse than animals". He said that his stand against Same-Sex Marriage doesn’t waver but he admitted that he was wrong to compare a human to an animal. He also posted on Instagram that he was not condemning the LGBT community.

Manny Pacquaio apologized after raking criticism from the offended LGBT community.
 In a video interview posted by Bilang Pilipino, Pacquaio was asked about same-sex marriage. Pacquiao, then, noted the sexual habits of animals and compared it to gay people. He said, it's [the answer] a "common sense". If an animal can differentiate a male mate to a female mate, then humans, who sleep with the same gender, are worse than animals.

Instantly, the Saranggani Representative was criticized by the outraged LGBT community who were offended by his comment. Celebrities like Aiza Seguerra, Vice Ganda and Boy Abunda also expressed their sentiments against Pacquiao’s statement.
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. #BilangPilipino
Posted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016
Aiza Seguerra, who declared himself as a transsexual man and got married to Liza Diño in 2014, posted his dismay on Instagram. He said that he had lost all his respect for Pacquiao and even called the latter ignorant, bigoted and hypocrite.

Vice Ganda also ranted on Twitter and said that LGBT are humans and not animals. Although, he accepted Pacquiao’s apologies, Vice Ganda flagrantly posted that he still won’t be voting for Pacquiao.

TV Host and Talent Manager Boy Abunda took to his late night show, ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda”, to vent out his chagrin and fury. Abunda  asked Pacquiao where did he get the right to call them (LGBT) worse than animals. Abunda asked Pacquiao, “Tatakbo ka para senador? Ito ang aking katanungan: Palagay mo ba iboboto ko ang tingin sa akin ay mas masahol pa sa hayop? (You are running for the Senate? Do you think, I will vote for someone who thinks I am worse than animal?) He answered and quoted the Congressman with, “common sense”.

Even Hollywood Blogger, Perez Hilton got offended by Pacquiao’s comment about homosexuality and called the boxer barbaric.

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