• Source: Nike/Facebook
  • Breaking: Nike 'Preparing' To Dump Manny Pacquiao After Anti-Gay Comments, Says TMZ

    Is the International Sportswear Brand Willing to Drop an International Sports Star?

    TMZ is reporting that Nike is "preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments."

    Pacquiao recently compared same-sex couples to animals, concluding that same-sex couples are "worse than animals."

    Claiming his anti-gays views are just  “common sense,” the multi-millionaire boxer and Congressman in the Philippines told a local TV station:

    “Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations? If you have male-to-male or female-to-female (relationships), then people are worse than animals.”

    Noting that "the move is not official yet," TMZ, citing "multiple sources" reports "Nike is particularly disturbed after Pacquiao said gay people are "worse than animals" ... and intend to drop the boxer for good."

    The move comes not only after Pacquiao's ugly comments, but after this online social media campaign by LGBT activist and NYC graphic designer Scott Wooledge, along with a Change.org petition by Filipino activist Aries Dela Cruz. In his home country, LGBT activists are asking voters to "boycott" Pacquiao's run for the Senate.

    Pacquiao did later apologize but insisted that is views on homosexuality would not change, and that he was praying for LGBT people.

     

    This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story may be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

    Image via Facebook

    Get weekly news & updates
    Subscribe
    Support our work DONATE



    Register to VOTE

    Showing 3 comments

    Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

    • commented 2016-02-18 13:49:35 -0500
      Nike endorsed him for his athletic ability. He strongly believes in Biblical view of marriage. OK, he was insensitive, I get it. But he is a tough fighter. You don’t have to agree with him, but I think Nike is overreacting. Bravo to Manny for saying what he believes in our pansy-ass wishy-washy politically-correct modern society.

    • commented 2016-02-17 13:43:44 -0500
      consider stopping by Manny’s facebook page and leaving him a “Valentime”

    • commented 2016-02-17 11:42:50 -0500
      Animals put on gloves and beat each other till one drops.

    Your rights, your movement.
    Join today:
    Your rights, your movement.
    Join today: