More celebrities have expressed their dismay over Manny Pacquiao's controversial statement on same-sex marriage.
(See related story: "Vice Ganda cries foul over Manny Pacquiao’s comments on same-sex marriage")
One of them was King of Talk Boy Abunda, who went live on his talk show "Tonight With Boy Abunda" last night, February 16.
On the show, he said, “He crossed the line. Hindi ako papayag, Manny if you’re watching, na matawag mo ako na mas masahol pa sa hayop? I am lower than an animal?”
“Kami sa LGBT community, hindi rin kami titigil hanggang sa dulo ng buhay namin. Hanggang kamatayan, ipaglalaban namin ang aming karapatan to equality, to dignity, dahil ninakaw ito sa amin. I am not begging Manny Pacquiao for dignity, I am not begging you for respect, I am not begging you for my humanity because you do not own my humanity. Akin 'yun, that’s my birthright. So ang amin lamang, dahil ipinipilit ng ibang tao na ito’y nakawin sa amin, ilalaban namin yan.”
He continued, “Manny, sino ka? Sino ka para manghusga? Saan ka kumuha ng kapangyarihan para tawagin kami na mas masahol pa sa mga hayop?
"Last point, common sense ang pinag-uusapan natin. Tatakbo ka para senador? Ito personal ko lamang na tanong. Palagay mo ba, iboboto ko ang isang tao, na ang tingin sa akin ay hindi tao? Iboboto ko ba ang isang tao, na ang tingin sa akin ay mas masahol pa sa hayop? Manny, ang kasagutan, salita mo, common sense.”
Here are other celebrities who aired their two cents on the issue:
Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino
Even international celebrity and Miss Universe 2015 judge Perez Hilton tackled the matter on his blog, a part of which went, "...there's absolutely no call to demonize and denigrate gay people by comparing them to animals just because their love is something YOU'RE unable to accept.”
The boxing champ has already apologized over his statement.
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