After having an endorsement with Nike for eight years, Nike has terminated that relationship because Manny Pacquiao apparently doesn’t realize he’s met a gay person before. I mean, he probably hasn’t considering that wrinkled ass suit. Who’s to say, really?
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”
So what did he say that was so abhorrent?
“Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?” Pacquiao said. “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”
Oh. Yeah, that was pretty fucking abhorrent. A few hours later on Instagram he offered up the typical Christian apology which basically says, “I love you like God loves you but ewww you’re gross and going to hell I’m not judging just saying you’re going to die but I love you and God loves you omg ewww nasty I’m praying for you but please don’t take this as judgmental because I’m getting my info from a book written 2,000 years ago. God bless.” Except, well, he then put another post on Instagram saying gays should be put to death. So, sorry not sorry? I don’t know. I guess now comes the part where you tell me that Nike shouldn’t try to take the moral high ground here since 6-year old Chinese kids make their shoes. Valid point. But I think you’re missing the fact that 6-year old Chinese kids working in sweatshops can’t afford Nikes. Gay people can. I hope that clears up any confusion you might have. Luckily for Christians, this is another luxury suite they can rent out in their Persecution Complex, so be sure to drop more money in the collection plate this week than usual. Your pastor’s kids are asking for some Kyrie 2’s.