How Can We Possibly Be Upset With Manny Pacquiao For Thinking That Gay People Are Worse Than Animals?
Complex- Back in 2012, Manny Pacquiao came under fire—and was actually banned from doing an interview in a mall in Los Angeles—after he made some controversial statements about gay marriage. He is steadfastly against it because of his religious beliefs, and while he did eventually apologize for condemning gay people in 2012, he hasn’t backed away from his stance on gay marriage.
Early Tuesday in the Philippines, Pacquiao—who is currently a Senate candidate in his native country—and several other Senate candidates were asked to express their thoughts on gay marriage. Pacquiao once again talked about how he’s against it, but this time, he decided to offer up a comparison between gay people and animals to try and illustrate why he feels as though gay marriage is wrong.
“It’s just common sense,” he said, according to reports. “Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?”
Pacquiao went on to say that “if you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”
BOOM! Transitive property bitches! If animals aren't down with the gay then people must be worse than animals. I suppose you could use the exact opposite of that line of thinking to argue that humans are actually more progressive than animals, but hey, it's all a matter of a perspective. Manny's perspective just happens to be that someone that grew up in the Philippines eating dogs and washing it down with his own urine. Safe to say that the environment he grew up in was a little behind the times in terms of social etiquette. That's why I refuse to criticize him for his views on sexuality, and if you choose to do so then you are a hypocrite.
Who the fuck are we to scrutinize someone with antiquated beliefs? America legalized gay marriage like 90 days ago and now all the sudden we feel comfortable pointing fingers? We are going to chastise a Filipino boxer for comparing humans to animals when Ben Carson -a current candidate to become PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES- made that very same analogy just a few years back? How about we reinforce our windows before we go launching stones from our glass house. Pretty sure that up until a few years ago the rights of our pets were more important to us then the rights of homosexuals. PETA has been around since 1981 and people were still treating "faggot" like a term of endearment when I was in high school. So let's hop off the Manny hate train, because we were late to the party too, and we don't have the dire state of the Filipino rail service to use an excuse.
Oh, and in case you were looking for a completely insincere apology, here it is...