Manny Pacquiao is in the midst of a huge anti-gay controversy in the U.S. but what we don’t see is how it’s affected the people that will be voting for him in May when he runs for Senate in the Philippines.
You’d think that he’d lose votes because of his anti-gay beliefs but reports show that Manny hasn’t been hurt by his comments.
“Pacquiao has clearly offended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with his comments on same-sex marriage, but this group represents a minority and will not affect the boxer’s popularity among the voters,” said political analyst Benito Lim.
“He may still win the elections.”
That’s not surprising considering we are in the middle of a United States presidential race that features Donald Trump as a serious candidate.
Pacquiao’s boxing career may be nearing an end but money talks in politics and in the Philippines his bank account goes a long way.