One of the greatest boxers of the past decade, Manny Pacquiao, found himself on the receiving end of public criticism recently when he made anti-gay remarks outright stating that same-sex marriage “makes us worse than animals.” This opinion may come from his religious background but that didn’t stop the public from tearing him to shreds, figuratively speaking.
That includes former WWE star turned Hollywood hit Dave Bautista, who had this to say to TMZ about the comments:
“My opinion on that is he’s a fucking idiot. My mom happens to be a lesbian so I don’t fucking take that shit. I dont think it’s funny. If anyone called my mother an animal I’d stick my foot in his ass. That’s his opinion but I’m just saying I don’t appreciate it. You can’t come back from that, man, there’s no coming back from that. I still look up to him as a fighter it’s just his personal views. They’re just shit, man. I don’t know where he’s even coming up with this garbage. It’s just horrible. It makes me respect him a lot less. But I wish him the best, stay healthy, and I still appreciate his talent. He’s a Filipino. But as far as his opinions, man, he can stick that shit in his ass.”
Pacquiao lost tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and also his Nike deal following his comments.