You can never be too careful about your airing your opinions in this day and age. Social media is always watching and waiting to pounce with hate. Manny has fallen victim to this and has lost one of his biggest endorsements to date.
Manny Pacquiao’s Nike contract was terminated on Wednesday.
This was following the boxer’s recent anti-gay comments, which included him expressing his opinion that homosexuals are “worse than animals.”
Pacquiao condemned gay marriage earlier this week during an interview on a local TV network in the Philippines. He said,
“It’s just common sense. Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations? The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”
Nike announced it has dropped Manny Pacquiao in the wake of the boxer’s controversial remarks where he said those in gay relationships “are worse than animals.”
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” Nike said Wednesday in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”
After receiving a ton of backlash over his intolerant remarks, the Filipino boxing champion apologized on Tuesday with an Instagram video, in which he said, “I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals.” Pacquiao, however, added, “I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says.”
He stood his ground and did not even back down despite issuing an apology. I say Go Manny ! We all have our truths and this is simply his