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."
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?"