Manny Pacquiao on gays, lesbians: ‘Mas masahol pa sa hayop!’
International boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is drawing flak on social media for calling gays and lesbians “worse than animals” because of their attraction to the same sex.
In an interview with TV5 for the Bilang Pilipino initiative, Pacquiao was asked for his thoughts on same sex marriage.
The boxer then remarked that common sense dictates that marriage should be between a male and female animal of a certain species.
“Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animal na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae [ang nagsasama]?” he asked.
“Mas mabuti pa ang hayop,” Pacquiao said, beaming. “Marunong kumilala kung lalaki, lalaki. Babae, babae.”
“Ngayon, kung lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae, eh mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao,” he added.
The video clip of Pacquiao’s interview, uploaded on Facebook, has been viewed more than 850,000 times and had 8,500 comments as of early Tuesday morning (Feb. 15).
Pacquiao, who is running for senator, had converted to born-again Christianity a few years ago. He has set aside some P295 million from his own wealth to build a church in General Santos City.