Manny Pacquiao’s homophobia lost him a superstar fan this week.
After calling gay people “worse than animals” and then doubling down on his repugnant claims following Nike’s decision to cut ties with him, the boxing champ is now feeling the heat from another legendary athlete.
Johnson “applauded” Nike’s termination of its contract with the boxer and noted, “fans of all walks of life including gay fans supported May/Pac fight putting $100M in his pocket… I guess to him their money is still green.”
The tweets came hours after the basketball great sent a birthday message to his son, EJ, who publicly came out as gay in 2013.
Johnson has frequently spoken out in support of his son. “I told him… We are gonna love you no matter who you are, what you do,” he told TMZ’s Harvey Levin in 2013. “We just want you to love yourself and also make sure that you have all the information.”
It’s nice to see Johnson broadcasting his message so clearly and so publicly. Let’s hope others follow his lead.
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