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Manny Pacquiao Apologizes For Controversial Comments On Same-Sex Marriage
As the popular Justin Bieber song goes, 'Is it too late now to say sorry?'
by John Paulo Aguilera | Feb 16, 2016
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In a recent interview with TV5's Bilang Pilipino election coverage, Manny Pacquiao reiterated his unfavorable stand on same-sex marriage—albeit this time, employing an analogy that raised a lot of eyebrows.

"Common sense lang. Makakakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki, babae sa babae? Mas mabuti pa yung hayop, marunong kumilala kung lalaki, lalaki, o babae, babae," the senatorial candidate said. "Kung lalaki sa lalaki, babae sa babae, eh mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao."

Unsurprisingly, prominent LGBT figures in the country fumed over his argument, including Aiza Seguerra and Vice Ganda. His comments even caught the attention of popular American blogger Perez Hilton:

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On Tuesday night, amid considerable flak that propelled the hashtag #PrayForMannyPacquiao to the top of local Twitter trends, Pacquiao backpedaled a little and uploaded an apology video, with the caption:

"I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I've hurt. I still stand on my belief that I'm against same-sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I'm not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I'm praying for you."

Check out the video below:


As the popular Justin Bieber song goes, "Is it too late now to say sorry?"

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