3 posts categorized "PHILIPPINES"
Mark Carson (Image via New Civil Rights Movement)
Trial begins for man accused of 2013 hate-crime killing of Mark Carson in NYC.
Gay refugees face violence in European shelters.
Zac Efron touches it in public.
Madonna visits orphans in Philippines ahead of concert.
Iranian media outlets add $ to bounty on Salman Rushie's head.
(Image via SalmanRushdie.com)
Video still via TMZ
According to TMZ, Manny Pacquiao—who gets paid money to beat people up—said in a TV interview in his native Philippines of gays:
It's common sense. Will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female? ... 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.
He quickly apologized—sorta—in a video in which he reaffirmed his stance against gay marriage, but in which he said he was sorry he hurt anyone by comparing gay people to animals. Gee, thanks!
Conservatives on Twitter are complaining about the “outrage” machine over what people say, but isn't this a case where we are not talking about PC nomenclature, but hate speech? Are gay people and their supporters not supposed to react to being told we are subhuman by an influential cultural figure who intends to run for president in the Philippines?
Floyd Mayweather has responded to Pacquiao's caveman POV.