Hmmmm, In this day and age, one would think that “Freedom of Speech” gives you the right to verbally express yourself, BE it in like or dislike of current social issues. Well when in public, you BEtter limit your views to the weather and the Big Brother.. LOL.. Especially, when you are a public figure and have contracts with major companies; keep your feeling to yourself and get the check…. Unfortunately, Manny Pacquiao’s team did not discuss the formalities of surviving in a world where everyone’s perspective is respected but your delivery and disdain for another’s choice does not have to BE accepted.
Pacquiao commented about his views on same-sex marriage which lead him to loosing his contract with Nike. Big Salute to Nike for the NO TOLERANCE rules when it comes to spewing harsh words, spreading hatred, and egregious acts against another.
Pacman strongly condemned gay marriage — saying, “It’s common sense. Will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female?”
Manny went on say … “The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve [of] male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animals.”
The backlash to Manny’s comments was swift — and he quickly posted a video apologizing for his comments … though not backing down on his anti-gay marriage stance.
“I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals … please forgive me for those I’ve hurt.”
Source, Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/17/manny-pacquiao-fired-by-nike/Tweet