American celebrity blogger Perez Hilton slammed boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao’s disapproval of same-sex marriage.
This is in relation to Manny’s statement when asked about his position on the issue of same-sex marriage, as published in Bilang Pilipino's Facebook account yesterday, February 15.
In his blog post dated February 15, Perez described Manny’s stand as “barbaric,” "horrific” and “damaging.”
Citing Manny’s quotes in English, Perez remarked, “What?! Why do people have to compare homosexuality to animals?! WHY??”
Perez was furious over Manny for saying, “If we approve male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animal.”
Perez, for his part, reiterated that Manny’s statement was uncalled for and degrading for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
“Look, if your religious beliefs prevent you from accepting same-sex marriage, that's on you.
“That's YOUR idea of propriety.
“But there's absolutely no call to demonize and denigrate gay people by comparing them to animals just because their love is something YOU'RE unable to accept.”
Considering that the boxing champ is running as senator in the 2016 elections, Perez commented that Manny is clearly starting his campaign “on the wrong foot.”
“The sad thing here is that Pacquiao is world famous and a national hero as a boxer, so we can only guess he'll win his election to the Senate pretty easily — and then spread this awful attitude around within his country.”