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    Manny Pacquiao Sparks Backlash with Homophobic Comments

    This is one fight the champion boxer might not be able to win. Pacquiao, 37, said in an interview that gay people are “worse than animals,” likely trying to win over Filipino voters as he campaigns for the Senate. The Catholic church has a lot of power in the Philippines, where gay marriage is banned and 80 percent of citizens identify as Catholic. After Twitter lashed out at his comments with the hashtag #PrayForMannyPacquiao, the boxer took to Instagram to apologize — but he says he’s still against same-sex marriage.

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