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Nike Terminates Manny Pacquiao’s Contract After Saying Gay Couples Are ‘Worse Than Animals’ | LGBTPost

Nike Terminates Manny Pacquiao’s Contract After Saying Gay Couples Are ‘Worse Than Animals’

Nike terminated its endorsement contract with Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday after the Filipino boxer and politician said people who are in gay relationships are “worse than animals.”

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”

A Nike spokesman confirmed to ESPN that Pacquiao, who has the company for a little more than eight years, is no longer on the Nike’s endorsement roster following his comments.

Pacquiao, who is currently campaigning for a seat in the Philippine senate, was asked about his stance on gay marriage in an interview with “Bilang Pilipino” on Monday.

“It’s only common sense,” he said in the TV interview. “Would you see any species of animals who engage in male to male, female to female [sexual] relations? Animals, then, are better than humans [in that sense]. They know how to distinguish males from females.”

“If people then engage in male to male, female to female relations, then they are worse than animals,” he added.

“This numbskull should know that there are gay animals,” writer Danton Remoto said, in a response quoted by TV5. “He should have attended more than four sessions in Congress to know that.”

Shortly after the angry reactions began to flood the internet, Pacquiao refused to apologize.

“I’m not condemning anyone, but I’m just telling the truth of what the Bible says,” he wrote on Facebook early Tuesday, local time. He cited 1 Corinthians 6:9 — “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.”

The boxer, who has often discussed his religious devotion, later apologized by releasing a video on Facebook and Twitter along with his apology:

“I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals,” Pacquiao apologized. “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.”

Did Nike make the right call? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Nike terminated its endorsement contract with Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday after the Filipino boxer and politician said people who are in gay relationships are “worse than animals.” “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing […]

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