Following comments that lost him sponsors and earned the ire of the professional sports world, HBO, the network that carries many of Manny Pacquiao's pay-per-view fights, has released a statement regarding the boxer's heinous comments.
"Next month Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. are scheduled to meet in a Pay-Per-View bout. We have an obligation to both fighters and, therefore, will proceed to produce and distribute that event. However, we felt it important to leave no uncertainty about our position on Mr. Pacquiao's recent comments toward the LGBTQ community. We consider them insensitive, offensive and deplorable. HBO has been a proud home to many LGBTQ stories and couldn't approach this event without clearly voicing our opinion."
Last month Pacquiao, who is running for a seat in the Philippines senate, said that homosexuals were no better than animals. He later apologized for the statement, but only after he drew harsh criticism from several sources and was dropped from his Nike endorsement.