Manny Pacquiao really head it to the headlines today and his controversial issue about same-sex marriage being an act “worse than animals” still prevails in the internet today.
The more interesting part of it is how netizens reacted to the issue. The first surge of reactions, obviously came from members of the LGBT community. They bashed Manny Pacquiao so much to the extent of making fun of his family and faith. His educational background was heavily scrutinized (even before).
The LGBT is a group of people. We are humans. But not animals. Though we're no saints we will pray for Manny Pacquiao.
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) February 16, 2016
On the next day, Pacquiao made a public apology and clear his own of view on account of his “careless” remarks. Then, his defenders resurfaces online. It was a turn of the tide where bashers turned their attention to those who reacted on the issue heavily.
Since then, we see posts about some indecent performance of Vice Ganda during his/her concerts. Boy Abunda — a famous talk show host in the Philippines — were made fun that “why is it that his name is Boy that he is still gay?”. There even members of the LGBT community who are divided on the issue an supports Manny Pacquiao.
The tables have turned over when the an extended version of Pacquiao’s interview was posted online. It was very obvious that the lines were edited in the particular manner — cutting most of the good stuff and emphasizing Pacquiao’s animal analogy. If this extended version was shown first, the reactions would be different.
On the same side, a reporter from ABS CBN, Ira Panganiban, questions who really are the real bigots in the issue.
Meanwhile, there are people who defended Vice Ganda and other celebrities bashing Manny Pacquaio. Here is a video of a girl who mistakenly interchange the acronym “LGBT” to “LPG”.
She indeed have a point there but it can’t be denied that it was very funny.
Which side are you on? If you ask me, I’ll just grab my pop corn.
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