Manny Pacquiao Dropped By Nike After Comparing Gay People to Animals

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World champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has been dropped by Nike, one of his biggest sponsors, after making some extremely homophobic remarks comparing gay people to animals.

According to ESPN, Pacquiao, currently a Senatorial candidate in the Philippines, posted his very anti-gay comments when a Filipino TV network asked political candidates how they feel about gay people:

“It’s just common sense. Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?”

Pacquiao went on to explain that animals were better because they recognized gender differences, and that “if you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”

After the immediate backlash, Pacquiao issued a weak apology on Instagram:

The 37-year-old boxer’s contract with Nike has been terminated and his merchandise on the Nike website has been removed.

This isn’t the first time Pacquiao has dropped anti-gay comments on top of voting against funding planned-parenthood resources, abortion and being against the use of condoms in his home country, where he may or may not still be the most favored candidate.

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