Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is making apologies today following derogatory comments he made regarding gays and same-sex couples.   As ESPN reports, during a television appearance, Pacquiao said:

“Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?” Pacquiao said on a Filipino television station earlier this week. “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”

When Nike got wind of the comments, the company decided to terminate its endorsement agreement with the boxer.  In a statement, Nike said:

“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.”


Pacquiao quickly took to Twitter to post an apology video.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s